AFRICA/EGYPT - Denial regarding the recent reports on Patriarch Tawadros' health conditions

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 media   social network   oriental churches  


Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - An official statement of the Orthodox Catholic Patriarchate of Alexandria denied the allegations that social media had spread regarding a sudden deterioration of the health conditions of Patriarch Tawadros II. Social networks referred to the Patriarch's admission to hospital to undergo surgical intervention. In reality - said the official statement of the Patriarchate, Pope Tawadros is on a spiritual retreat at the monastery of Anba Bishoy. The Patriarch - clarified the text released by the Patriarchate - will have to undergo a long-planned surgical intervention next October to cure a slipped disc, but already has a scheduled trip in the month of October to Japan (to inaugurate the first Coptic Church in Japan) and a visit to Germany. (GV) (Agenzia Fides, 19/7/2017)