I. An Historical Session The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church, under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, agreed on new regulations for electing the Pope, who is the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Apostle, the Archbishop of Alexandria, and the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church worldwide. In [...]
Glory to God! On Sunday, November 18, 2012, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the 118th Successor of St. Mark the Apostle, was enthroned by the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church in a ceremony led by the beloved Metropolitan Pakhomius, the Locum Tenens of the See of St. Mark.
On this blessed day, during which we celebrate the enthronement of our blessed and honored father, His Holiness Pope Tawadros the Second, on behalf of the holy synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the world, we present to you the successor of Saint Mark, the thirteenth apostle, the father of fathers, the archpriest and [...]
(November 15, 2012-Los Angeles) — The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California, and Hawaii will unveil the official portrait of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in celebration of his enthronement on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 4:00p.m. at the Coptic Orthodox Christian Center in the City of Orange.
On November 4, 2012, H.E. Metropolitan Pachomius and the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St. Mark Cathedral in Al Abbassiya, Cairo, Egypt and conducted the ancient apostolic tradition of the Altar Lot to choose the 118th Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria. The names of the three candidates — [...]
After a very well organized and orderly day where events unfolded as expected, a total of 2256 out of 2417 (93,3%) eligible voters came to cast their vote. The final results were announced by H.E. Metropolitan Pakhomious:
[tabs style="vertical" title="Candidates for the 118th Pope and Alexandria"] [tab title="Bishop Rofail"] Age: 54, Born in Cairo, Egypt, 1958 Education: M.D., Ayn Shams University, Pope Shenouda III Seminary Graduate. Ordination: A monk at Paramous monastery in 1990 under the name of Fr. Yostos, Ordained a General Bishop in 1997. Profession: Medical Doctor Prior Name: Michael [...]
With God’s grace, the Papal Nominations Committee of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church has thoroughly examined the list of 17 candidates for Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria.
On September 21, the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States (suscopts.org) issued a comprehensive summary of the upcoming process for nominating the 118th Pope and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.
On Sunday, February 12th, His Holiness consecrated our new Coptic Church in Santa Cruz Bolivia, after the name of St. Mark the Evangelist. The bishops who participated in the blessed consecration were His Eminence Metropolitan Bishoy, His Grace Bishop Antonious Markos, His Grace Bishop Serapion, His Grace Bishop Youssef, His Grace Bishop Youahnes, His Grace [...]
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III received a formal invitation to attend the third conference of Inter Faith Dialogue which is to be convened in Doha the capital of Qatar on June 29-30, 2005. This invitation came after the signing of the first agreement entrenching dialogue between Islam and Christianity in the Arab world on July [...]
October 25, 2006–His Holiness Pope Shenouda III had a successful spinal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic on Sunday, October 22, 2006. The surgery and immediate recovery have been excellent. His Holiness the Pope is currently receiving routine physical therapy, which is the natural follow-up to such surgery. Pope Shenouda is overseeing the daily affairs of [...]