The archbishop praised Pope Francis’ work to draw attention to the plight of persecuted Christians.
In 2013, Pope Francis referenced an “ecumenism of blood” that can unite Christians.
Mark, and it spread like bush fire throughout Egypt within half a century. The students gained knowledge about Christianity and this led to the spread of Coptic Christianity in Egypt.
In accordance with new Latin, “Coptus” is derived from the Arabic language.
The word “Coptic” is also an adaptation of the Greek word for the indigenous people of Egypt.
It is an extinct language since the sixteenth century and has remained only as the liturgical language of the Coptic Church.
Coptic Christians are the Christians that are living in Egypt.
Christians are persecuted in more countries than any other religious group, according to the Pew Research Center, being harassed, detained, imprisoned, tortured, or killed for their faith in 144 different countries.
Christians in the West must actively “engage with” their persecuted brethren elsewhere, “speak with the people on the ground, see what they need, see how they want to be helped rather than how we think they should be helped,” he said.“As Christians, we believe in the example of Christ, who came and walked in our shoes, the humanity, to be our advocate.” “And if we’re going to advocate for others, we’re going to need to walk in their shoes as well, whether they be in the Middle East or sub-Saharan Africa or Southeast Asia or anywhere else,” Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London and an international religious freedom advocate, told CNA in an interview last week. The archbishop, who spoke at the Ministerial, is the first Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, appointed to the role in 2017 after having served as General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom since 1999.“I think one of the false barriers we have is this ‘Christians of the East and Christians of the West’ mentality. The Body of Christ is the Body of Christ,” he added. He has also been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his “Services to International Religious Freedom.” The beheading of 20 Coptic Christians and one Ghanaian Christian by ISIS militants on the shores of Libya in February of 2015, filmed for global distribution by ISIS, was a “turning point” in global consciousness of Christian persecution, the archbishop said. I think it was one red line too many that was crossed,” he said.They hid there until the death of King Herod, and this became the fulfillment of the old prophecy; out of Egypt, I called my son as written in Mathew -23.The original Egyptian Christians were ordinary individuals who spoke the Coptic Language.Archbishop Angaelos noted that he heard Pope Francis use that phrase “before any of the major attacks had happened.” “I think if you look at our history and our tradition, we have shared a history of martyrdom, a history of people dying for their faith,” he said.