Coptic Pope in Surrey today

SURREY — Pope Tawadros II is in Surrey today on his first papal visit to Canada.

He is performing the liturgy at St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Whalley and will also visit St. Mary Coptic Church before attending a special luncheon at the Sheraton hotel in Guildford.

St. George has a congregation of roughly 300.

The Coptic Orthodox Church is an ancient church founded on the teachings of Saint Mark, who brought Christianity to Egypt during Nero’s reign in the first century A.D.