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Theodore II (Sobhi Baki Soleiman) of Alexandria

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{{Infobox Christian leader
| type = Coptic Pope
| honorific-prefix = His Holiness
| name = Pope Tawadros II
| native_name =Tawadros II<br />{{Coptic|Ⲡⲁⲡⲁ Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ⲑⲉόⲇⲱⲣⲟⲥ}}<br />البابا تواضروس التانى
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| title = [[Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria]]
| image = Pope_Tawadros_II_in_papal_clothes_enthronement.jpg
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| enthroned = 18 November 2012<ref name="ap"/>
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| predecessor = [[Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria|Pope Shenouda III]]
| monastic tonsure =
| ordination = 1989<ref name="ap"/>
| consecration = 15 June 1997{{or|date=November 2012}}
| other_post =
| birth_name = Wagih Subhi Baqi Sulayman<br />وجيه صبحى باقى سليمان
| birth_date = {{birth date and age|df=yes|1952|11|04}}<ref name="Le Parisien">{{cite web|url=|title=L'évêque Tawadros, nouveau patriarche copte d'Egypte|publisher=[[Le Parisien]]|date=4 November 2012|accessdate=5 November 2012|language=French}}</ref>
| birth_place = [[Mansoura, Egypt|Mansoura]],<br>[[Kingdom of Egypt]]<ref name="Le Parisien"/>
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| nationality = [[Egypt]]ian
| religion = [[Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria]]
| residence = [[Seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope of Alexandria|Coptic Orthodox Patriarchal Residence]]{{or|date=November 2012}}
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: ''For the [[Eastern Orthodox Church|Eastern Orthodox]] Pope with the same name and title, see [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria]].''
'''Pope Theodoros II''' ([[Coptic language|Coptic]]in Arabic: {{Coptic|Ⲡⲁⲡⲁ Ⲁⲃⲃⲁ Ⲑⲉόⲇⲱⲣⲟⲥ}} {{lang-ar|‏البابا تواضروس الثاني}} ) is the 118th [[Coptic ChristianityOrthodox Church|Coptic]] [[Coptic Pope|Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark]] since he took office on 18 November 2012, a [[fortnight]] after being selected.<ref>{{cite news|title=Bishop Tawadros new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians|url=|accessdate=4 November 2012|newspaper=BBC News|date=4 November 2012}}</ref>
==Early life==
{{Expand section|more details|date=November 2012}}Pope Theodore was born Waǧīh Ṣubḥī Bāqī Sulaymān Wagih Sobhi Baki Soleiman (in Arabic: وجيه صبحى باقى سليمان) on 4 November 1952 in the region of [[Mansoura, Egypt]].<ref name="Le Parisien"/> He studied at the [[University of Alexandria]], where he received a degree in [[pharmacy]] in 1975.<ref name="EI">{{cite web | url= | title=Tawadros II: The 118th pope of the Coptic Church | publisher=Egypt Independent | date=4 November 2012| accessdate=5 November 2012| archiveurl=|archivedate=5 November 2012|deadurl=no}}</ref> He then managed a state-owned pharmaceutical factory, when he entered the monastery of [[St. Pishoy]] in [[Wadi Natrun]] to study [[theology]] for two years. He was ordained a priest in 1989.<ref name="ap">{{cite news|title=Egypt's Copts choose new pope for uncertain times|url=|accessdate=4 November 2012|newspaper=The Associated Press|date=4 November 2012}}</ref>
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