Egypt military chief sends wishes to Coptic Pope in US Hospital


The head of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the head of Egypt’s Coptic Church, Pope Shenouda III, who is currently at the US for treatment.

Tantawi’s message was delivered by the military attache at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, Mohamed al-Kashky, who paid a visit to Cleveland Clinic hospital in Ohio, where the Pope is receiving his treatment.

Shenouda left Egypt on 22 May to undergo medical checks following health trouble. The hospital has not yet set a date for his return, saying he needs follow-up care and further tests.