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       His Holiness  Pope Tawadros II – or Wagih Sobhi Baki Soliman – was born on 4 November, 1952 in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura northeast of Cairo. His father was a landscaping engineer.
HH Pope Tawadros is an ancient Coptic name, similar to the Greek name 'Theadhuros.' Popular in Upper Egypt, the name – which literally means 'Gift of God' – is often spelt 'Tadros.
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ولد البابا تواضروس الثاني باسم وجيه صبحي باقي سليمان، وحصل على بكالوريوس الصيدلة من جامعة الإسكندرية عام 1975، وحصل على بكالوريوس الكلية الإكليريكية وزمالة الصحة العالمية بإنجلترا عام 1985، وظل يعمل مديرا لمصنع أدوية تابع لوزارة الصحة بدمنهور، حتى ذهب في 20 أغسطس 1986 إلى دير الأنبا بيشوي بوادي النطرون وظل طالب رهبنة حتى ترهبن في 31 يوليو عام 1988، ورسم قسا في 23 ديسمبر 1989، ثم انتقل للخدمة بمحافظة البحيرة في 15 فبراير 1990، ثم نال درجة الأسقف في 15 يونيو  1997

The 118th Pope and Patriarch of the See of Alexandria

​Pope Tawadrous II

       We thank God for guiding us through this historical event in the Coptic Orthodox Church, The Divine Liturgy held in the St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt on November 4, 2012, concluded with the naming of the 118th Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

       Under the guidance and leadership of H.E. Metropolitan Bishop Pakhomious, the interim caretaker, the Coptic Orthodox Church ended her journey for the selection of the 118th pope. We commend His Eminence for the translucent process of the Altar Lot, as he placed the three final candidates' names, Bishop Raphael, Bishop Tawadrous, and Fr. Raphael Ava Mina, in the vessel which was kept on the altar for the entirety of the Divine Liturgy. The unity of prayers during this historical Divine Liturgy with the bishops, priests, monks, and congregation lifting their hearts to our Lord Jesus Christ to select the 118th Pope for the See of Alexandria was concluded according to the will of God. 

Our 118th Pope and Patriarch of the See of Alexandria is Pope Tawadrous II.

We ask the Lord to preserve his life and keep him for the years to come as the shepherd of the Coptic Orthodox Church.