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March 28, 2014

Condolences to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

With a firm hope in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Diocese of Los Angeles extends her condolences to our beloved father, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, for the departure of his mother, Mrs. Samia Istafanous who departed into eternal rest on Friday, March 28, 2014. Her pious life is clearly evident in the fact that she brought forth and raised Pope Tawadros II, whose very name means “gift from God,” for the – …

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August 17, 2013

Words of Comfort from Pope Tawadros

In a recent interview, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II offered the following words of comfort to all Copts around the world who are feeling sadness over the recent systematic attack on over 50 churches, monasteries, and Christian institutions throughout Egypt. Source: CopticWorld Greetings to all. These days in the history of Egypt are indeed difficult. The events taking place are by all measures are very sad, combining terrorism, crime, bloodshed and aggression. Certain people are – …

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May 10, 2013

Pope Tawadros and Coptic Orthodox Delegation in Historic Meeting with Pope Francis

On Friday, May 10, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the Patriarch of the See of St. Mark and the Church of Alexandria, concluded an historic meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis, the Patriarch of the See of St. Peter and the Church of Rome. The two Popes discussed the ongoing ecumenical dialogue between the Coptic Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches on the 40th anniversary of a similarly historic visit to Pope Paul VI by Pope – …

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May 9, 2013

Bishop Serapion Joins H.H. Pope Tawadros in Vatican to Meet H.H. Pope Francis

On Wednesday, May 8, His Grace Bishop Serapion traveled to the Vatican to join a delegation of Coptic Orthodox bishops accompanying His Holiness Pope Tawadros II in an historic visit to meet His Holiness Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Tawadros’ visit marks the first official visit by the Pope of Alexandria to the Pope of Rome in over 40 years, since Pope Shenouda III of thrice-blessed memory met with Pope Paul VI – …

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April 8, 2013

Bishop Serapion Demands Justice and Peace for Egypt’s Millions of Christians

The official press release of the Diocese concerning the recent attacks of Christians at the Coptic Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, lead by His Grace Bishop Serapion, vehemently condemns the attacks which occurred over the weekend, first in the north of Cairo city of Al-Khosous on Saturday, and later on Sunday, at St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Coptic Church’s official headquarters, in the Cairo district of Abbasiya, during the funeral of those – …

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