His Holiness's life has always revolved around church since his
youth; he wished to live the life of monasticism. He entered the
Monastery of St. Pishoy in Wadi Elnatroun on August 20th, 1986 and
remained a brother for two years. He was ordained a monk on July 31,
1988 and after a year he was ordained a priest on December 23, 1989.
Two months after, H.H. Pope Tawadros started serving with H.E.
Metropolitan Pakhomius of Beheira on February 15th, 1990. He was
ordained a bishop on June 15th, 1997 by H.H. the Late Pope Shenouda
III as a General Bishop assisting H.E. Metropolitan Pakhomius. His
Holiness focused on childhood whether it was in the country-wide
children's festival as well when he was in charge of the children's
committee in the Holy Synod. Before assuming the papacy, H.H. wrote
His Holiness was enthroned as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and
Pope of the See of St. Mark on November 19th, 2012 at the Cathedral
of St. Reweiss in Abbassiya, Cairo. The enthronement was presided by
H.E. Metropolitan Pakhomius of Beheira, other metropolitans and
bishops of the Coptic church and was attended by many delegates of
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