Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb met on Monday with Egypt’s Coptic leader Pope Tawadros II, as the latter offered felicitations to the sheikh and to all Muslims on Eid al-Fitr, which starts next week.
Tayyeb thanked Tawadros for the felicitations and said the visit embodies the good ties between Al-Azhar and the church; describing the visit as an expression of love and unity among Muslims and Copts.
Meanwhile, Tawadros said that both Muslims and Copts are living on the same land and that ties between Al-Azhar and the church are a unique example of coexistence among the people.
Tayyeb also received a number of Evangelical figures in Egypt who came to offer felicitations.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm