Bishop Anis and Bishop Fawzy are currently visiting North Africa, Tunisia and Algeria, for a pastoral visit. The aim of the visit is to introduce the new Area Bishop for North Africa to our churches in North Africa as well as ecumenical partners. One of the responsibilities of the area bishop is to be able to engage with the authorities; this visit allowed formal introduction between the two parties for fruitful future communications.
It was great Revd. Vincent Jacob Rajan from Libya was able to travel to meet the bishops in Tunisia. The three enjoyed time of fellowship and were able to discuss ministry in Tripoli.
In their meeting with Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi, the Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Tunisia; Archbishop Antoniazzi welcomed our Anglican bishops praising the role of the Anglican Church in uniting the Church of God. Archbishop Anis also applauded the Catholic Church in its pioneering role in the community development, in Tunisia as well as Egypt.
“The ministry is flourishing. Praise God!” said Bishop Mouneer, referring to the ministry in North Africa.
The trip didn’t involve the leaders only, but also the regular congregations. Bishop Fawzy received warm welcome through the wonderful celebrations organized by the parishes of North Africa.