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the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia

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The Church said in a statement issued on Sunday that Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Church, rejects normalisation and never met any officials, neither Israeli nor Palestinian sides, during his visit to Jerusalem.
Archbishop of Jerusalem is the second most important cleric in the Coptic Holy Synod.
They are grateful that El-Sisi attended the Coptic Christmas Mass this past January, for extending personal condolences to Pope Tawdros II when the 21 Copts were martyred in Libya, and for speaking out against radical Islam at Al Azhar University, but more must be done, even -- and we believe especially -- in this time of trial against terrorists intent on destroying the vision of a progressive and modern Egypt.
Like so many others in the world, I have viewed with horror and deep grief the images of the brutal execution of 21 young Coptic Christian men.
The Coptic papacy has dominated the community's political activism since the 1950s -- after President Gamal Abdel-Nasser's de facto dissolution of the Maglis al-Milli, a powerful council of Coptic laymen -- but papal hegemony has not bettered the community's lot.
Bishop Angaelos, general bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK, said the murders of the hostages had caused "deep feelings of sorrow and pain".
From the very beginning we know that the approach is one where "the contributors combine academic expertise with intimate and practical knowledge of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Coptic heritage" (i).
The Coptic Christian heritage; history, faith, and culture.
Coptic priests (in black) welcome Muslim guests at an iftar, or the breaking of the fast, dinner organized by Sudanese Copts at the Coptic Club during Ramadan in Khartoum August 23, 2010 (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)
Although the impact of external events is not ignored, so that Coptic relations with both the native Muslim majorities and foreign Christian minorities are observed and analyzed, the author focuses on inner expressions of Coptic experience, including martyrdoms, festivals, and rituals.
Attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christian minority by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi have intensified since the bloody crackdown of Wednesday, with violence reported against churches, monasteries, schools, Christian-owned shops and individuals.
The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has blasted the country's president over his handling of the recent deadly sectarian violence, including an attack on the main cathedral in Cairo.
Summary: Cairo: Egypt's presidency is considering changing the starting date of parliamentary elections after Coptic Christians .
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The new leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox church, Tawadros II, voiced confidence that Christians have no problem with Islamists' ruling over the country.
Summary: The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a congratulatory cable to Coptic Orthodox Bishop Tawadros, who was chosen on Sunday as the church's 118th pope.