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(from ONE magazine September 2005)

Coptic Catholic Head Visits CNEWA
Posted: 08 Sep 2005

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Patriarch Stephanos II and Msgr. Robert Stern discuss CNEWA's support of Coptic Catholic institutions.   (photo: Cody Christopulos) 

Stephanos II, the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, visited CNEWA’s New York headquarters on 8 September, part of his six-week pastoral visit to North America that included visits to Coptic Catholic communities in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Montreal.

Elected in 1986, Patriarch Stephanos leads a church of some 240,000 people, most of whom live in Upper Egypt. An estimated 10,000 live in Europe, North America and Oceania.

The Coptic Catholic Church, an Eastern Church in full communion with the Church of Rome, administers a number of schools, clinics, dispensaries and vocational training centers throughout Egypt. Many of these institutions are supported by CNEWA.