Mike has conveyed his condolences to members of the local Coptic Christian community following the death of Pope Shenouda III.
Hove and Portslade has a large and active Coptic Christian community. Mike has met with representatives of the community on a number of occasions and has also attended services at the St Mary & St Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church in Davigdor Road, Hove.
Commenting, Mike said: “Spiritual leaders play an important role for those of faith and also the wider community. I know that the death of Pope Shenduda is being felt across the Coptic Christian community of Hove and Portslade and I wish to pass on my condolences at this difficult time.”