Tawadros II makes first visit to Jordan since becoming Pope

Pope Tawadros II arrived in Jordan on Saturday afternoon in his first official visit to the country since he became the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church in November 2012.

Boulous Halim, the spokesperson for the Church, said Tawadros will visit Coptic churches in Jordan and will meet the Egyptian community there.

The Pope was met at the airport in Amman by Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, the personal envoy and special advisor to King Abdullah II, along with Tourism Minister Lina Annab.

The visit follows an invitation from Jordan’s reigning monarch King Abdullah II.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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