At a historic moment for the Egyptian Coptic Church, Tawadros, a 61-year-old bishop from El Beheira, was chosen to lead his community. This remarkable event carried out through an ‘altar lottery,’ is notable not only for its uniqueness but also for the context of challenges and threats faced by the Coptic community.
Shrouded in ancient mysteries, the Coptic Church emerges as a beacon of unwavering spirituality. Heir to Egypt’s early Christians, it guards age-old wisdom, rituals, and prayers that connect the soul with the divine. A heavenly bridge between the past and the present.
In a historic and symbolic turn, the election of the 119th Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church took an unexpected path. Following Shenouda III’s death, a child, in an act of faith and tradition, selected the new spiritual leader. This event marks not only a change in the ecclesiastical structure but also reflects the social and political dynamics of Egypt, a country in full transformation after Mubarak’s overthrow.