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Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church shuts down churches nationwide over coronavirus pandemic

Ahram Online , Saturday 21 Mar 2020
 Coptic Christmas
File Photo: The Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ is pictured ahead of the Egypt's Coptic Christmas eve Mass, in the New Administrative Capital (NAC), east of Cairo, Egypt January 6, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church said it is shutting down all churches nationwide under preventive measures implemented by the state to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a statement by the Church said.

The vast majority of Christians in Egypt belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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