Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Received Patriarch of Eritrea Abune Kerlos (Cyril)
Pic – Gerges Mounir Hanna
Gerges Mounir Hanna – OCP News Service 09/07/2022
Cairo-Egypt: His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria received His Holiness Abune Kerlos (Cyril), Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church at the papal headquarters in Cairo on Saturday 09 July 2022. Pope Tawadros II delivered a welcome speech to his guest and the Eritrean delegations. Pope expressed his happiness to open a new page with the Eritrean Church and wished that the relations between the two sister churches would strengthen further. His Holiness stressed that we look to the future with a broad vision and that the Coptic Church is ready to help its sister at all levels.
His Holiness also wished that the children of the Eritrean Church around the world would unite under the umbrella of their church under the leadership of His Holiness the Patriarch Abune Kerlos. He concluded that his message to all the children of the Eritrean Church is to forget what is behind and extend to what is ahead.
Patriarch Abune Kerlos expressed his thanks to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II for his love and warm reception, and his happiness at visiting the Coptic Church, noting that the Eritrean Church went through a difficult period and was able to overcome it in peace. Aboune Basilios, a member of the Eritrean delegation also spoke during the occasion. Both delegations shared gifts and mementos.
After the meeting, a session of talks was held between the Coptic and Eritrean delegations to discuss matters of arrangements for joint work and the relations between the two churches. Abune Kerlos and the Eritrean delegation also visit the shrine of St. Mark the Apostle, St. Athanasius the Apostle and St. Mark’s Cathedral in Abbasiya.
OCP News Service