His Holiness Pope Tawadros II is the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic See of St. Mark the Evangelist. By definition of his post he is the head of The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. He succeeded the Thrice Blessed Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, who passed away to the heavenly habitations on 17th March 2012.
His Holiness was enthroned as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark on 18th November 2012 at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbassiya, Cairo. The enthronement was presided by H.E. Metropolitan Pakhomius of Beheira, the Patriarchal locum tenens, other metropolitans and bishops of the Coptic Orthodox Church and was attended by many delegates of other Christian Churches.
May our Lord Jesus Christ protect, grant peace and a long life to our Beloved Father His Holiness Pope Tawadros II.