NEWS FEATURE: For First Time in Egypt, Coptic Christmas a Public Holiday

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c. 2003 Religion News Service CAIRO, Egypt _ In a small, ancient chapel tucked away in Old Cairo, Hanaa Sarwat, a college graduate, came to pray and light candles. Sarwat, a Coptic Christian, traveled nine hours by train from Upper Egypt to visit some of the oldest churches in the world, found here. “It is […]

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