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5 Things You Should Know about Coptic Christians

5 Things You Should Know about Coptic Christians

Coptic Christians have been in the news a lot recently. Many of us likely read or heard about the horrific Palm Sunday bombings at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt in which nearly 50 people died and many others were injured. Those who follow news updates from ChristianHeadlines.com will also probably be familiar with the name Coptic Christians as we often report on the discrimination and persecution they suffer. However, though many of us have heard the name "Coptic Christian," this sect of Christianity likely remains less familiar than Catholic Christians or the many denominations of Protestant Christians. Here are five things you should know about this part of the Body of Christ.

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Egypt Arrests Coptic Community Rights Activist amid Heightened Surveillance Measures

Egypt Arrests Coptic Community Rights Activist amid Heightened Surveillance Measures

On November 23, seven plainclothes Egyptian police officers showed up at activist Ramy Kamel's house and confiscated many of his belongings including books, his laptop, his phone, and a digital camera. The following day, the Coptic activist known for advocating for Egypt's urban poor and rural peasants was charged with joining and financing a terrorist group and disrupting public peace.  

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