|Pope Tawadros II receives papal crown from Bishop Pachomios|
-Photo courtesy of Mai Shaheen/Ahram Online
Cairo, 18 November 2012: Enthroned Pope Tawadros II stressed on Sunday 18/11/2012 that he has big responsibilities towards all Egyptians, Copts and Muslims, hoping God would help him succeed in his new mission.
Pope Tawadros II, in a word after his inauguration ceremony at Coptic Orthodox Church, promised to serve all human beings regardless of their religion.
The word was read out on his behalf by Metropolitan Bakhomious of Beheira.
The new pope will lead the Coptic Church, which claims more than 10 million congregants, succeeding late pope Shenouda III who passed away last March.
Hundreds of Egyptian Christians and tens of state officials and international dignitaries packed the Cathedral to mark the event.
Source: Egypt State Information Service