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Egyptian prelate: Synod too late to stop Christian exodus from Middle East

October 21, 2010

A representative of Egypt’s largest Christian church, invited to address the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, said that the meeting may come too late to stem the exodus of Christians from the region. A Coptic Orthodox bishop spoke of the “martyrdom, marginalization, and the feeling of being non-native citizens” that afflict Christians in Egypt, and impel many ambitious young Christians to seek a better life elsewhere.


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