Egypt Independent

Pope Tawadros to return after surgery in Germany within week: sources



The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that Pope Twadros II will return to Cairo within a week after undergoing surgery at a hospital in Germany.

The official spokesman of the Church, Paul Halim, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the Pope’s health is improving and that he is expected to preside over the Christmas prayer which will either be held in the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbasiya or at the New Administrative Capital’s church.

Church sources said that the health condition of the Pope has significantly improved after the surgery, which was carried out in the spinal column, noting that the doctors advised him to rest for a period in Germany and to continue physical therapy sessions after his return to Egypt.

The sources added that the Pope follows up on the affairs of the Church in Egypt and the Diaspora through the church’s secretariat.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm