Pope Tawadros II visits Axum, Gondar
Addis Ababa, September 29, 2015 (FBC) – Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See has paid a visit to Axum and Gonder at the week end.
The Pope also visited the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Sebeta House of Wise Virgins Monastery and Goffa Mekane Hiyawan St. Gebriel Cathedral last week.
Moreover, the Patriarch held discussion with members of the Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Delegation which visited Egypt last year.
The Pope said Ethiopia and Egypt are tied by God’s gift, Nile River. Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church supports Ethiopia’s endeavor to defeat poverty and bring about development.
The Pope also attended Demera, eve of Meskel (finding of the true cross) celebration, one of the major Ethiopian Orthodox festivals.
Pope Tawadros II arrived in Addis Ababa for a six-day visit to Ethiopia last Friday.