Friday, 18 December 2009

Blessed Virgin Mary Appearing to Strengthen Coptics, Egypt?

Some background information...

Egypt's Copts are an endangered minority. Exposed to continuous and subtle pressures, their numbers are dwindling. Thousands have emigrated; no official figures are available as to their numbers in the diaspora today, but reliable sources count two million living in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and other countries of Europe. Thousands of those who are left behind convert to Islam every year to escape persecution; for example, between 1988 and 1990, 50,000 Coptic university graduates did so. Those who stay faithful to their religion in Egypt find themselves increasingly marginalized and alienated in their own country.

The Copts are so noisy! I mean, if they had just kept quiet for a moment maybe Our Lady might have said something!

1 comment:

me said...

Interesting news story here, on the events. Wonderful, I hope it's real.

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