Arrival at Cairo International Airport

On January 28, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived to Cairo International Airport.
He was accompanied by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and in Egypt, Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and a group from Antioch Syrian University (ASU).
His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark for the Coptic Orthodox Church, delegated their Eminences: Anba Youlyous, Assistant Bishop for the Patriarchal Suffragan Holy Diocese of Old Cairo, Manial and Fum El Khalig in the Holy Archdiocese of Cairo and assistant to the Pope and Administrator of the Bishopric of Social Services, Anba Klemandos, Assistant Bishop for the Patriarchal Suffragan Holy Diocese of El-Hagana & Almaza in the Holy Archdiocese of Cairo, Anba Saweros, General Bishop and Administrator for New Monasteries, and Rev. Fr. Angelos, Secretary of His Holiness Pope Tawadros, and Dr. Gerges Saleh, the ecumenical representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church, to receive His Holiness and the accompanying delegation at the airport.
Very Rev. Raban Philippos Issa, Parish Priest in Egypt, along with a number of faithful from our Church, were also present to welcome His Holiness.
His Holiness will have an Apostolic Visit to the Syriac Orthodox Church in Egypt, an official visit to the sister Coptic Orthodox Church, and a workshop for ASU with specialists from King’s College.