On 26th March 2018, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa participated in the electoral procedure, because he is also a citizen of Egypt, for the election of a new President for the Arabic Republic of Egypt.
Immediately following the vote, the Alexandrian Primate made the following declaration to the Media:
“I wish to express my great joy, because today, as an Egyptian, I am voting for the progress of Egypt. I am voting for the prosperity of this beautiful nation of Egyptians, which together with my homeland, Greece and Cyprus, are a bright triangle, which in these difficult days will illumine not only the Mediterranean but the entire Middle East.
I would like to thank President Sisi for his love for our Patriarchate, for the Greeks, and to pray that he has the blessing of God. Before him spreads a promising future for our Egypt, for the whole world, for the peace of all people on earth”.