Heads of Oriental Orthodox Churches Meet in Egypt
H.H. Pope Schenouda II, Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, H. H.
Patriarch Zakka Iwas, Head of the Syrian Orthodox Church held their
annual meeting from November 22-24, 2006, at the St. Mark Center, Nasr
City, Cairo. H.H. Catholicos Aram I, Head of the Armenian Orthodox
Church canceled his scheduled trip to Egypt for the meeting due to the
latest events in Lebanon. However, the two spiritual leaders remained
in contact with H.H. Aram I throughout the meeting, exchanging views
on a variety of issues.
At the end of the meeting, the three Heads of Churches condemned the
ordination of an individual as bishop by schismatic and non-canonical
bishops who claim to be Orthodox and emphasized the necessity of
strengthening cooperation between primates and communities of the
three Oriental Orthodox churches.