Pope Tawadros II leaves for US on pastoral visit
CAIRO, Sept 14, 2018 (MENA) - Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II left here Thursday on his second pastoral visit to the US since becoming pope.
He is scheduled to visit Coptic parishes in the northern part of the US.
Pope Tawadros is accompanied by Bishop Domadious of Sixth of October and Osim parish, Anba Marcous of Hadayek el Qobba and Waili parish, the pope's secretaries Father Angelious Ishak and Father Amonious Adel and Bishop David of New York.
It will be the first visit by Pope Tawadros to the Papal headquarters in New York, Coptic Church Spokesman Father Boulos Ishak said.
The pope's first visit to the US was in 2015. He then visited the southern part of the US and attended celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the consecration of the south US diocese.