5 Things to know about Coptic Christians
- The Coptic Church is among the oldest Christian communities in the world.
- Since the 5th century, the Coptic Orthodox Church has been out of communion with Rome and with the Eastern Orthodox churches.
- The Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox is known as the Pope.
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4 days ago · The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria (Coptic: Ϯⲉⲕ̀ⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ̀ⲛⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ ⲛⲟⲣⲑⲟⲇⲟⲝⲟⲥ, romanized: ti.eklyseya en.remenkimi en.orthodoxos, lit. 'The Egyptian Orthodox Church') is an Oriental Orthodox Christian church based in Egypt , Africa and the Middle East .
Coptic Christians, being the largest religious minority in Egypt, are also negatively affected. Copts have faced increasing marginalization after the 1952 coup d'état led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. Until recently, Christians were required to obtain presidential approval for even minor repairs in churches. Although the law was eased in 2005 by ...
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- c. 10,000
- 25,000 – 30,000 (2006)
5 days ago · By Steve Warren – CBN News A Christian watchdog group has shined the spotlight on the widespread practice of abduction and trafficking of Coptic Christian women and girls in Egypt and how they are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Coptic Solidarity was established in 2010 and is dedicated to achieving equal citizenship rights for the Copts in […]
5 days ago · Source: John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor Coptic Christian girls in Egypt are being abducted and trafficked at alarming rates according to "Jihad of the Womb," a report that provides an in-depth look at why so many Coptic Christian girls are being abducted, CBN News reports.
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