Coptic Egypt
In the News: After dozens were killed in ISIS attacks at two Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday, Egypt's Cabinet announced a three-month state of emergency designed to help authorities eliminate the terror network. Recently, Coptic churches and homes have been set on fire and members of the religious minority have been physically attacked and their property looted. Coptic Christians make up 10% of Egypt's population and base their theology on the teaching of the apostle Mark who brought Christianity to Egypt. About this photo: Coptic Monk in the Syrian Monastery located 100km northwest of Cairo, Egypt. Photo credit: Mark Fischer / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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