New Pope elected for the Coptic Orthodox Church

The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, expresses its congratulations to Amba Tawadros (Theodoros), Bishop of Behayra, the new Pope of Alexandria, patriarch of Saint mark, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt and abroad.

The election took place on Sunday, Novmeber 4th, a the Cathedral of Saint Mark in Cairo.

The new Coptic Pope Shenouda III succeeds Shenouda III, who led the church for forty years.

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