Pope, Coptic patriarch concelebrate Admin Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Pope Francis and Patriarch Ibraham Isaac Sidrak celebrated morning Mass together yesterday, praying for the freedom of Egypt’s Christians and peace in the Middle East. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.