Anba Abraham, memory eternal, ז”ל
Indeed, the visit of Pope Tawadros shows some similarities with the visit that the Maronite Patriarch Bashara Boutros Rai paid to Israel and the Territories in May 2014 when Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomaios met at the Holy Sepulcher. The Maronites could meet with the Head of their CHurch very freely everywhere. In the case of Pope Tawadros, the circumstances are sad, Abp Abraham was a man of wisdom, witty, very kind and nice, strong-minded and realistic. The only point to mention at this stage is that people often do not see how numerous the so-called “Monophysite” Churches (Armenian, Syrian-Orthodox, Coptic and Ethiopian Church faithful and clergy strongly develop in the region facing anti-christian persecutions directly and somehow overcoming them, definitely because of their multi-secular experience and maybe “style of way of believing in the Lord”. (photo credit: Ori Orhof).