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Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros: I Will Go to Rome to Meet Pope Francis
Vatican News ^ | 4/4/13

Posted on 04/04/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT by marshmallow

Cairo - The Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, Tawadros II, has expressed his desire to go to Rome to meet Pope Francis. According to Egyptian media sources - such as the daily Al-Masry Al-Youm - the intention was expressed by the head of the largest Christian Church in the Arab world on Wednesday evening, when Pope Tawadros received the visit at the Cathedral of St. Mark of His Exc. Mgr. Jean-Paul Gobel, appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt last January 5. During the meeting between Nuncio Gobel and Pope Tawadros, the intention to make the fraternal cooperation between the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church more and more intense was confirmed.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ecumenism; Ministry/Outreach; Orthodox Christian

1 posted on 04/04/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

This is a good thing! Christian unity in the face of growing Islamic power.

2 posted on 04/04/2013 2:05:48 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Only if they came back into communion with Rome.

3 posted on 04/04/2013 2:24:28 PM PDT by caldera599
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To: marshmallow

At the rate the Copt’s are being exterminated, this is a good move.

Certainly, the US won’t complain if the Christians in the ME are wiped out.

4 posted on 04/04/2013 2:30:29 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: marshmallow

Our Lady seems to be very interested in the Copts. Google Our Lady of Zeitoun and Our Lady of Warraq. The Warraq videos on YouTube are amazing.

5 posted on 04/04/2013 2:40:32 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Which Warraq video do you recommend? I just looked at some and all I’m seeing is bright light. It just isn’t that clear that it is Mary. What if it is not Mary and there is some demon making the light? (Although maybe a demon would not want to be that close to a church; I don’t know.)

I would like it to be Mary. I think the Coptic Christians could use the encouragement. But I’m not amazed by the videos that I pulled up.

6 posted on 04/04/2013 6:39:30 PM PDT by married21
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To: marshmallow
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7 posted on 04/04/2013 6:49:40 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: married21
Most, if not all, of these videos are cell phone videos. The crowd reaction is very telling. Obviously, the people viewing this believed that something miraculous was happening. I believe that the light moved about the roof of the church. I don't know how this kind of bright light could be created by ordinary means.

Obviously, we're all free to draw our own conclusions.

I believe that a bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church approved the apparition.

Skeptics at Wikipedia claim that the effect was created by lighting the church towers. But I can't imagine a crowd of this size gathering for illuminated church towers.

8 posted on 04/05/2013 5:33:56 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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