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The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the official name for the largest Christian church in Egypt and the Middle East. The Church belongs to the Oriental Orthodox family of churches, which has been a distinct church body since the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451, when it took a different position over Christological theology from that of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The precise differences in theology that caused the split with the Coptic Christians are still disputed, highly technical and mainly concerned with the nature of Christ. The foundational roots of the Church are based in Egypt but it has a worldwide following. The church was established by Saint Mark, an apostle and evangelist, in the middle of the 1st century (approximately AD 42). The head of the church and the See of Alexandria is the Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy See of Saint Mark.

As of 2012, about 10% of Egyptians belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria. logo
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Like many of his peers in Egypt, he does not support the Coptic Orthodox Church's strong political stance in favor of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime, despite its economic and political policies. They believe that these policies have failed to satisfy a large part of the Egyptian public.
FILE: Gunmen in Egypt have killed 28 people, including children, wounding at least 25 others. ... This after gunmen opened fire on a bus, carrying a group of Coptic Christians, in the southern parts of the Arab world's most populous country. Egyptian security forces are searching for the attackers. Nobody ...
Coptic Orthodox Christianity, perhaps the oldest form of Christianity existent, was born in Egypt. The kind of ... The Pope of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria has supported the Egyptian state for as long as both institutions have existed. ... They were Copts – Egyptians, and they wanted to remain Egyptians.
Up to 10 Coptic Christian asylum seekers in Melbourne are pleading with the federal government to be allowed to stay in Australia, just days before they're ... Malaka Abdelmalak flew to Australia five years ago, as an uprising against the Egyptian government was threatening the safety of Coptic Christians.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived at the St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo in an historic visit to the church. Prince Mohammed was met by Pope Tawadros II, 118th and current Pope of Alexandria. Earlier in the day, the prince visited the office of the Al-Azhar ...
Up to 10 Coptic Christian asylum seekers in Melbourne are pleading with the federal government to be allowed to stay in Australia, just days before they're due to be deported to Egypt. Updated Updated 6 hours ago. By Manny Tsigas. A group of Coptic Christian asylum seekers is hoping a last-minute reprieve from the ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Coptic Pope Tawadros II during a visit to the largest Coptic cathedral in Cairo on Monday. The first of its kind in the history of Egyptian-Saudi relations. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The visit was part of a three-day stay in Egypt for Prince ...


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