Pope Tawadros II Receives Pope Francis: Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches agree to recognize shared baptism

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OCP News Service – John Anton (Special Correspondent in Cairo) 29/4/17

Cairo-Egypt; His Holiness Pope Tawadros II received His Holiness Pope Francis in Cario. In a common declaration, both Churches agreed to recognize shared baptism. A joint meeting of various Christian Prelates was held under the auspicious patronage of Pope Tawadors II of Alexandria.

Pope in Egypt: Catholics and Copts recognize shared baptism

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s I, Pope Theodoros II of Alexandria, various Roman Catholic and Anglican Prelates took part in the ecumenical gathering.

Photos – Coptic Orthodox Church Spokesperson

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3 thoughts on “Pope Tawadros II Receives Pope Francis: Roman Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches agree to recognize shared baptism

  1. La visite en Egypte de François, le Pape de Rome, est importante en plusieurs aspects alors que nous traversons une période troublée et agitée. Parmi ces aspects ,il est celui du dialogue fraternel entre deux Eglises Apostoliques et, ensuite, le dialogue inter-religieux.
    C’est pourquoi nous avons préparé cette visite, humblement, de notre place, par la prière.
    L’Eglise Syro-Orthodoxe Francophone, en France, en Afrique et ses autres missions s’unit dans la prière à cette visite du Pape de Rome au Pape d’Alexandrie de la Confession de St Marc, réconfort pour cette Eglise meurtrie, cette Église Martyre, honneur de la Catholicité unie dans l” Orthodoxie de la Foi et de la Grâce du Saint Esprit.
    Nous rendons grâces à Dieu pour la signature de cet accord, espérant qu’il ne restera pas “lettre morte” comme celui qui fut prédemment signé entre leurs Saintetés Shenouda et Paul VI.
    Notre Monastère Syriaque étant un Centre de Prières pour l’unité
    des Eglises Apostoliques, l’unanimité du Témoignage Chrétien
    et la paix du monde, nous continuerons de porter dans la prière le retentissement dans les faits de cet accord important.
    Votre fidèlement et fraternellement dévoué en Notre Seigneur. Aloho m’barekh ! (Dieu vous bénisse )!
    +Mor Philipose,métropolite.Brévilly ce 28.IV.17
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    The visit to Egypt of Francis, the Pope of Rome, is important in several aspects as we are going through a turbulent and troubled period. Among these, it is that of the fraternal dialogue between two Apostolic Churches and, secondly, the inter-religious dialogue.
    That is why we have prepared this visit, humbly, of our place, by prayer.
    The Francophone Syro-Orthodox Church in France and its other missions unite in prayer to this visit of the Pope of Rome to the Pope of Alexandria of the Confession of St Mark, comfort for this wounded Church, this Church Martyrdom, honor of the Catholicity united in the Orthodoxy of the Faith and the Grace of the Holy Spirit.
    We thank God for the signing of this agreement, hoping that there will not remain a “dead letter” like the one that was signed between their Holiness Shenouda and Paul VI.
    Our Syriac Monastery being a Prayer Center for unity
    Of the Apostolic Churches, the unanimity of the Christian Testimony
    And the peace of the world, we shall continue to bear in prayer the effect of this important agreement.
    Your faithfully and fraternally devoted in Our Lord. Aloho m’barekh! (God bless you )!
    + Mor Philipose, metropolitan.Brévilly this 28.IV.17

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