Many Coptic families respond by fleeing from the Sinai Peninsula to Ismailia Governorate. 9 April 2017 - Bombings of two Coptic churches kill over 45 people and injures over 130. St George's Coptic Orthodox Church in the Tanta region and St Mark's Church in Alexandria were bombed during Palm Sunday processions.
The smaller Coptic Catholic Church is an Eastern Catholic Church, in communion with the See of Rome; others belong to the Evangelical Church of Egypt. Copts of Egyptian ancestry maintain a distinct ethnic identity , and generally reject an Arab identity ,  but they also have a national identity shared with other Egyptians.
- 5–20 million (estimates vary)
- c. 500,000
- 5–20 million
Asia Israel/Palestine. St Antony Monastery, Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem; St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Convent and Church, Bethlehem, West Bank Coptic Church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Israel
Uriel (Hebrew: אוּרִיאֵל, Greek: Ουριήλ, Coptic: ⲟⲩⲣⲓⲏⲗ, meaning “God is my light” or “fire of God”) is an archangel in Jewish and Christian traditions. The Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Anglicans call him “Saint Uriel the Archangel” or simply “Saint Uriel”.
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The church is of significant historical importance, and in fact, it is where many patriarchs of the Coptic Church were elected. The first to be elected here was Patriarch Isaac (681-692) It is the episcopal church of Cairo, and it was the episcopal See of Masr (the district of Old Cairo ) that replaced the former See of Babylon.
On January 7, 2010, Muslim gunmen open fire on Christian worshipers leaving a church in Nag Hammadi resulting in the murder of nine Coptic Christians. On January 1, 2011, at least 21 people were killed and 83 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria.
Michael Rezk, an Egyptian and Coptic Christian who became a U.S. citizen in 2015, is suing the Florida Department of Transportation for religious and national origin discrimination after the agency fired him and reported him as a Muslim terrorist to the FBI, causing his arrest.
Pope Cyril IV, 1854–61, reformed the church and encouraged broader Coptic participation in Egyptian affairs. Khedive Isma'il Pasha , in power 1863–79, further promoted the Copts. He appointed them judges to Egyptian courts and awarded them political rights and representation in government.
Copts. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better. The word Copt was adopted in English in the 17th century, from New Latin Coptus, Cophtus, which is derived from Arabic collective qubṭ / qibṭ قبط "the Copts" with nisba adjective qubṭī, qibṭī قبطى , plural aqbāṭ أقباط ; Also quftī, qiftī (where the Arabic /f/ represents the historical Coptic /p/) an Arabisation ...