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Coptic Christian Priest Prefers Martyrdom to Slave Tax in Egypt
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:18:01 AM »
After the sweeping political victories Islamists made in the early round of elections in Egypt, the Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church Yohanna Qulta was interviewed on Arab television concerning the looming threat that Egypt's Christian communities will face in an Islamist society. The interview gives us unusual insight into the mind and heart of our Coptic brothers and sisters.


http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=44418
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Re: Coptic Christian Priest Prefers Martyrdom to Slave Tax in Egypt
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 08:36:16 AM »
God protect the Copts. Fr Yohanna presents a most reasonable expression of Christianity existing at peace with its neighbors within a secular governing framework. He then presents the reality of the unreasonable, hostile, & hypocritical  religious & secular systems that will ultimately not alllow Christianity to exist. It is interesting that the concept of reason & martyrdom underlies the homily of 4th Maccabees in regards to the brutal authorities that so psychotically murdered the ancient Hebrew mother, her 7 sons, & Eleazar the priest.
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Re: Coptic Christian Priest Prefers Martyrdom to Slave Tax in Egypt
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 08:48:03 AM »
Lord have mercy.
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Re: Coptic Christian Priest Prefers Martyrdom to Slave Tax in Egypt
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 10:45:47 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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and urgent strife sheds blood.
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