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We have longed for an organization aimed at uniting all of Chicago's Coptic Americans socially and educating the public about the Copts. During the framing of this association, we stressed our commitment to family. This association will consist of spiritual and social events, family functions, and activities for children. Chicago Copts is an organization that will forever bond all of Chicago's Coptic Christians, past, present, and future; uniting the wisdom of the old with the new born children, while simultaneously spreading the news about the Coptic religion and culture to our American surroundings. Chicago Copts recognizes the strength unique to the Coptic Community, and strives to continue strengthening this bond by promoting unity between generations.

We, therefore, welcome you to your website. We invite and encourage you to join the association and become an active member. Sign up in the members join page. We especially encourage you to leave an email address where we will inform you of events, news, services we provide, and changes to the association. You can also visit the website for more information on membership and association activities. We want you to know that this association is about all Coptic Americans and the community we serve -- there is strength in numbers, and the larger the organization, the more powerful we will be in keeping the members of the one body of Christ united.


Pope Francis Winds Up Trip To Egypt

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Cairo, Saturday, winding up a two-day visit to Egypt. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi saw the Roman Catholic leader off at Cairo Airport at the end of the visit.The Mass was held in a stadium under heavy security as Sylvia Poggioli reported on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, while military helicopters flew overhead. According to The Associated Press, some 15,000 Catholic Egyptians attended the service.They heard the Pope say, in his homily, "God ...
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Pope Francis visits Egypt as 'messenger of peace'

Friday, April 28, 2017
Pope Francis is in Egypt on a visit aimed at improving Christian-Muslim dialogue, three weeks after bombings at two Coptic churches killed 45 people.As he arrived in Cairo he said his trip would be a "journey of unity and fraternity", AFP news agency reports.He will meet the Egyptian president and speak at al-Azhar University, a key centre of Sunni Islamic learning.So-called Islamic State (IS) said it was behind the Palm Sunday bombings.The 80-year-old pontiff said ...
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Canadian Copts ponder the future of their faith back in Egypt

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
TORONTO (RNS) A 13-year-old girl with long, flowing black hair and dark eyes stands poised at the head of a massive church hall, flanked by a bishop and several priests. More than a hundred community members sit before her. Her voice shakes with conviction. "When my parents told me about the bombings I was in shock that it was done on a day when we as Coptic Christians celebrate our faith," she told the congregation at the ...
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Deadly attack near Egypt's old monastery

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Another three police officers were injured in the attack several hundred metres from the church entrance.So-called Islamic State group said its fighters carried out the attack.Located at the foot of Mount Sinai, St Catherine's is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world and a Unesco world heritage site.It is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church.Tuesday's attack comes just days after bombings at two Coptic Christian churches left 45 people dead.The attacks have raised ...
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Archbishop of Canterbury: Don't let terror triumph

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Today's world is full of terror, pain, poverty and despair, but those things should not be allowed to triumph, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.In his Easter message, the Most Reverend Justin Welby remembered the victims of the recent bombings at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt.He called on his congregation to bring "restoration and hope".In Windsor, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and Prince Philip for an Easter service.Prince George and ...
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Dahshour Train Accident Victims All Copts, Says Church
Archbishop Bakhoum of the Virgin Mary Church in Fayoum has said that all the victims of the Dahshour train crash were Copts from the same family who were coming home from a betrothal ceremony in a church in Maadi.
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Egypt: Fears Replace Christians' High Expectations
There is no sign of the hundreds of thousands of Christian pilgrims who flock here every November. No tattoo artists inscribing crosses on the wrists of babies or images of saints on the arms of young men. No stalls selling crosses, icons or pillows embroidered with portraits of patriarchs.
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Violence Against Copts in Egypt
Egypt's outdated laws and authoritarian institutions have fueled violence and discrimination against the Egyptian Orthodox Christian community. The Egyptian Orthodox Christian community -- the Copts -- has been the target of violence and discrimination since the 1970s and especially following the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
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