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The Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, share in the joy of the Coptic faithful throughout the world, as we present our best wishes and congratulations, and those of our respective churches, to His Holiness Tawadros II, the newly elected Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark.

His Holiness Tawadros II
Pope of Alexandria
Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark
Coptic Church
Cairo, Egypt

We, the Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land, share in the joy of the Coptic faithful throughout the world, as we present our best wishes and congratulations, and those of our respective churches, to Your Holiness Tawadros II, the newly elected Pope of Alexandria, and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark.

In union with the Christians in Egypt, we pray in hope as you lead them all through an Islamist dominated landscape and serve our largest Christian community in the Middle East.

To the young generations, Your Holiness said: “We must concentrate on what will bring Egypt’s children together, not on what will drive them apart.”  Your Holiness, your calm spirit can call attention to the need to guarantee peaceful co-existence between Egypt’s Christian and Muslim communities, and guide all to a flourishing and secure future.

Our Lord has certainly chosen a good shepherd for his Church, and we pray that our Almighty and Merciful God fill you with His abundant graces to be a “gift of God” (= Tawadros) for the Coptic Church and Egyptian people.

Alf Mabruk Pope Tawadros II

+  Fouad TWAL
Patriarch of Jerusalem for Latins
President A.C.O.H.L.

+  Elias CHACOUR
Greek Catholic Melkite Archbishop of Akka
Vice President A.C.O.H.L.

Giorgio LINGUA
Apostolic Nuncio forJordan

Msgr. Waldemar SOMMERTAG
Chargé d’Affaires of the Apostolic Delegation inJerusalem & Palestine
Apostolic Nunciature for Israel &C yprus

+  Michel SABBAH
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Emeritus

+  Yaser Al-AYYASH
Greek Catholic Melkite Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia (Amman)

Joseph SOUEIF
Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus

Mussa AL-HAGE
Maronite Archbishop of Haifa & Holy Land
Maronite Exarch of Jerusalem

+  Boutros MOUALLEM
Greek Catholic Melkite Archbishop of Akka Emeritus

+  Gregoire Pierre MELKI
Syrian Catholic Exarch of Jerusalem

+  Joseph Jules ZEREY
Greek Melkite Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem

Maroun LAHHAM
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan

+  Giacinto-Boulos MARCUZZO
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Israel

+  William SHOMALI
Latin Patriarchal Vicar forJerusalem & Palestine

+  Kamal-Hanna BATHISH
Latin Patriarchal Vicar General Emeritus

+  Selim SAYEGH
Latin Patriarchal Vicar forJordan Emeritus

Msgr. Joseph KELEKIAN
Armenian Catholic Exarch of Jerusalem

Very Rev. Pierbattista PIZZABALLA, OFM
Custos of theHoly Land

Rev.  Evencio HERRERA DIAZ, OFM
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Cyprus

Rev. David NEUHAUS, S.J.
Patriarchal Vicar Hebrew speaking Vicariate

Rev. Raymond MOUSSALLI
Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan

Rev. Pietro FELET, scj
Secretary General

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