Pope Tawadros lays cornerstone of Coptic church in Los Angeles
Pope Tawadros and Consul Lamia Mekheimar in Los Angeles - Youm7

CAIRO: Pope Tawadros II laid the cornerstone of Saint Youstina Coptic church in Los Angeles Tuesday in the presence of Bishop Serapion, Bishop of the Diocese and a group of priests and Copts, Youm7 reported.

The pope laid a box that contains the Bible, a booklet of prayers, a report signed by the Patriarch and the Bishop of the Diocese, currencies and newspapers of the day so “next generations know the nature of the times and in which the church was built,” Youm7 quoted the pope as saying.

Egyptian Consul in Los Angeles Lamia Mekheimar held a ceremony at the consulate to celebrate the pope, which was attended by many Egyptian expats, according to Youm7.

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark had landed in Los Angeles International Airport Thursday morning in a 5-day visit. On Oct. 12, he inaugurated another Coptic church in California.


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  1. Carole Talaway
    October 21, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Seems it’s easier to get Coptic churches buikt outside of Egypt. Wish the exact location of the new church was included in the article. Los Angeles isca big city.

  2. hany
    October 24, 2015 at 12:28 am

    تاوضرس هل كنت فى طرابلس منتصفنهاية2008 ورد لاحدى الكنائس فى ذالك الوقت مذكرة تفيد بوجود اعمال تجنيد ووجوج اعمال تجسس وتجهيذ للانقلاب وبعض عن عن 11 سبتمبر2001

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