Pope Tawadros opens new church in Queens, US
Saturday، 15 September 2018 - 10:33 AM
Pope Tawadros II inaugurated on Friday St. Mary & St. Antonios Coptic Orthodox Church in Queens in New York.
The pope led a Mass in which a number of Coptic bishops, priests and ordinary people also attended the inauguration.
Earlier, the pope met with a number of priests in New York and New Jersey. He told them they he will visit the new parishes in the US next year.
The pontiff started a visit for several weeks to the US as he is expected to meet a number of Coptic priests and monks.
This is the pope’s second visit to the US since assuming the pope’s post. His first visit to the US was in 2015. He then visited the southern part of the US and attended celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the consecration of the south US diocese.