Archbishop Mouneer Anis and the new area Bishop in a pastoral visit to North Africa

Report on the Anglican Communion News Service on 9 March 2017

Archbishop Mouneer Anis and Bishop Samy 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 the churches there 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.

Revd. Vincent Jacob Rajan from Libya travelled to meet the bishops in Tunisia and the three discussed ministry in Tripoli.

A meeting was also held with Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi, the Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Tunisia.  Archbishop  Antoniazzi welcomed the Anglican bishops and praised 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.