History of the Coptic Church in Mexico
To continue with his great work to bring men to God, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, who has founded churches throughout the world (Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, North America and South America), sent Father Mikhail Eduard in the year 2001 to celebrate the first mass in Mexico. He baptized the first Mexican family in July 2001, and purchased land on October 2, 2001, in Tlayacapan, state of Morelos. In January 2002 construction of the Church began with the blessing of His Holiness.
On July 11, 2002 His Holiness the Pope announced in St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, the founding of the first Coptic Orthodox Church in Mexico.
On September 12, 2002 Father Mikhail Eduard held the first Mass on the Church’s land.
On February 25, 2003 the name of the Coptic Church in Mexico was published in the governmental Mexican newspaper, “Diario Oficial de la Federación”.
On June 11, 2003 Father Mikhail Eduard received the registration of the Coptic Church from the hands of the Assistant Secretary of the Interior and the Director of Religious Affairs in Mexico City. And later, His holiness sent Father Mikhail to hold more Masses and baptize more people.
On January 1st 2006 the service began with Father Zakaria Albramousy with Masses, baptisms, etc..