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Egypt: Coptic church cancels
Sunday mass for 1st
time in 1,600 years

Times of Israel, by Michal Shmulovich

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Posted By:mitzi, 8/20/2013 1:12:16 PM

Amid escalating violence against Egypt’s Copts, churches in Minya, located in upper Egypt, cancelled Sunday Mass for the first time in 1,600 years. Other churches in Minya also didn’t hold prayer services. “We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years,” Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram Monastery in Degla, just south of Minya, told the al-Masry al-Youm daily. He said supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi destroyed the monastery, which includes three churches, one of which is an archaeological site. “One of the extremists wrote on the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/20/2013 1:27:25 PM     (No. 9482784)

Israel would probably be the only country in the region to take them in.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grady, 8/20/2013 2:09:44 PM     (No. 9482841)

This is what the World looks like when satan works through obama.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/20/2013 3:18:19 PM     (No. 9482918)

The Muslim Brotherhood won´t like being reminded that these Copts were there centuries before Islam even existed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philly_Patriot, 8/20/2013 4:05:08 PM     (No. 9482997)

Coptic families have been given religious refugee status in Russia ........... Putin has spoken out for them as the Copts are considered fellow Orthodox Christians. [about 20 families per month]

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Turkey has built a separate non Muslim refugee camp for Syrian Orthodox refugees in the Christian Syriac section of Southeastern Kurdish Turkey.

However they don´t want to live in tent camps, but be allowed to live in the local villages or monastery with Arabic speaking Christian coreligionists.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philly_Patriot, 8/20/2013 4:10:19 PM     (No. 9483004)

At latest count over 80 Christian Churches, convents, monasteries and other Christian religious institutions have been looted, destroyed or burnt.

Total includes Coptic, Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant Christian sites.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 8/20/2013 8:26:45 PM     (No. 9483321)

I wonder if news of what is happening to the Coptic Christians and their places of worship is making it onto the network news programs. I gave up cable last fall and never, ever miss it, but just wondered if anyone who watch the alphabets was able to see what the Muslim Brotherhood is doing to the Coptic Christians and other religious groups in Egypt.

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