Saudi Crown Prince Visits Coptic Pope Tawadros II

Interesting times. Why now? What happened? Is this just random good luck, PR, or something else?
“Not only is it uncommon to see the future (and, in many eyes, currently the effective) ruler of Saudi Arabia sitting beneath a huge icon of Jesus and looking quite happy to be there, but St. Mark’s was the scene of a horrible terrorist bombing at the end of 2016, part of the Islamic State’s campaign to purge Christians from Egypt.”Saudi Crown Prince Visits Coptic Pope Tawadros II