We carry on dialogue with the Communion to encourage Anglican conservatives – Coptic Orthodox Pope

Oct 4, 2016 by

Welcoming the Anglican Global South Primates Meeting  By Metropolitan Bishoy, Coptic Orthodox Church

His Holiness Aba Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark, delegated me to attend the inaugural session of the Anglican Global South Primates Meeting, held this year in Cairo, conveying His Holiness’ welcome and greetings to all the attendance.

To this assembly, I would like to say that it is our role to be witnesses to our Saviour Jesus Christ and to be the light of the world especially these days. We should adhere to the commandments of the Holy Scriptures, both of the Old and the New Testament, and to the holy life revealed in these commandments.

Our Coptic Orthodox church supports your stance expressed in the declaration of the Fourth Anglican Global South to South Encounter, Singapore April 2010, backing you in your defense for the commandments of the Holy Scriptures.

In addition, I would like to communicate to you that His Holiness Pope Tawadros II was delighted with the Christological Agreement signed between the Anglican Communion and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, Egypt 2014, to which we shall take the approval of our Holy Synod in the near future, God willing.

Furthermore, during the meeting of Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission in Wales, October 2015, an agreement was signed on the procession ( according to essence) of the Holy Spirit from the Father.

In spite of some serious disagreements related to other issues, like: women priesthood, same sex marriage, ordination of homosexuals, salvation of non-believers etc. yet we carry on our dialogue with the Anglican Communion in order to encourage the Anglican conservatives to continue abiding to the true and genuine biblical principles.

Wishing you success and good results in your meetings.

Egypt is greeting you because you chose her as your place for your meetings.

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