Today, the Coptic Orthodox Leader, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, visited the Diocese of Meath. Please see photograph below for publication purposes.
On behalf of Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, Fathers William Coleman and Paul Crosbie were present when His Holiness blessed and dedicated a new Chapel at Saint George Abbey, a Coptic Orthodox community established a number of years ago in Billistown, near Delvin, Co Westmeath. Prior to today’s liturgy, His Holiness received Fathers Coleman and Crosbie in audience, during which the persecution of Christians in the Middle East was discussed.
Photograph caption, left to right: Father William Coleman, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Father Paul Crosbie.