And I got to see him! He was in town for the consecration of the new Coptic church
that has gone up about five minutes from my house. I managed to attend the Saturday night raising of incense and witnessed the arrival of the Pope; when he settled down to give a long lecture in Arabic is when I left, and I wasn't able to attend the consecration Sunday morning
. Fortunately, they'll be selling DVDs of it ^_^.
How elaborate are Coptic Papal liturgies? Is it in any way comparable to the complexity of pre-VII Catholic Papal liturgies? I did notice that the Pope's entrance into the Church was more elaborate than the equivalent EOx ceremony (of a chief hierarch entering), but much less than the Catholic one.