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Copts
ⲛⲓⲣⲉⲙ'ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ 'ⲛ'Ⲭⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓ'ⲁⲛⲟⲥ
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Top row (left to right)
Saint Mary of EgyptBoutros Boutros GhaliEster FanousSaint Maurice
Bottom row (left to right)
Makram Pasha EbeidMeriam GeorgeSaint Paul the Hermit and Saint Anthony the GreatPope Cyril VI
Total population
9,000,000 to 18,000,000 (estimates vary)
Founder
Saint Mark the Evangelist
Regions with significant populations
 Egypt 8,300,000 to 18,000,000
(see Religion in Egypt)[1]
 United States 700,000 - 1,000,000 (2007)[2][3][4][5]
 Australia 70,000+ (2003)[6] [7]
 Kuwait 65,000[8]
 Canada 50,000+ (2008 est.)[9]
 United Kingdom 25,000 - 30,000 (2006)[10]
 South Africa 15,000+[11][12]
 Kenya 8,000+[11][12]
 Jordan 8,000+ (2005)[13]
 Germany 3,000 - 5,000 (2005)[14]
 Austria 2,000 (2001)[15]
 Switzerland 1,000 (2004)[16]
Religions
Predominantly: Coptic Orthodox Christianity.
Minorities include: Coptic Catholic Church; various Protestant minorities
Scriptures
Bible
Languages
Liturgical: Coptic
In Egypt: Egyptian Arabic
In the diaspora: English, French, German and others

This is a list of notable Copts. For saints, please refer to Coptic Saints.

Being an integral part of Egypt's history, the Copts, the Christians of Egypt, have shared in all aspects of life and had many contributions to the Egyptian political, professional and spiritual activities. The is a list of notable Copts with articles in Wikipedia.

Contents

Actors and directors

Businessmen

Clergymen and Theologians

Social activists

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Culture

Architecture · Art · Calendar
Coptology · Cross · Fasting
Flag · History · Identity · Literature
Music · Monasticism · Persecution

Regions

Egypt · United States · Canada
Africa · Asia · Australia
Europe · South America

Religions

Orthodoxy · Catholicism
Evangelicals · Other Protestants

Language

Egyptian language · Coptic language

Writing Systems

Hieroglyphs · Hieratic
Demotic · Coptic

Engineers

Scientists

Architects

Historians and Coptologists

Journalists and writers

Musicians

Painters and artists

Politicians

Surgeons

Athletes

Celebrity chefs

Others

See also

References

  1. ^ Official population counts put the number of Copts at around 6-10% of the population, while some Coptic voices claim figures as high as 15 to 20%. While some scholars defend the soundness of the official population census (cf. E.J.Chitham, The Coptic Community in Egypt. Spatial and Social Change, Durham 1986), most scholars and international observers assume that the Christian share of Egypt's population is higher than stated by the Egyptian government. Most independent estimates fall within range between 9% and 20%, for example the CIA World Factbook [1], or the Washington Institute [2]. For a projected 83,000,000+ Egyptians in 2009, this assumption yields the above figures.
    In 2008, Pope Shenouda III and Bishop Morkos, bishop of Shubra, declared that the number of Copts in Egypt is more than 12 million. In the same year, father Morkos Aziz the prominent priest in Cairo declared that the number of Copts (inside Egypt) exceeds 16 million. [3] and [4]. Furthermore, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy [5] estimates the percentage of Copts in Egypt to be up to 20% of the Egyptian population
  2. ^ According to published accounts and several Coptic/US sources (including the US-Coptic Association), the Coptic Orthodox Church has between 700,000 and one million members in the United States (c. 2005-2007). ^^"Why CCU?". Coptic Credit Union. Accessed June 21, 2009. http://www.copticcu.com/WhyCCU.html. 
  3. ^ "Coptics flock to welcome 'Baba' at Pittsburgh airport". Pittsburgh Tribune (2007). Accessed June 21, 2009. http://sce.uhcl.edu/akladios/Magdy%20Akladios%20Website/Links%20For%20Church/Copticsflocktowelcome.doc. 
  4. ^ "State's first Coptic Orthodox church is a vessel of faith". JS Online (2005). Accessed June 21, 2009. http://www3.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=373326. 
  5. ^ "Coptic Diaspora". US-Copts Association (2007). Accessed June 21, 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20070220180014/http://www.copts.com/english/CoptsDiaspora.aspx. 
  6. ^ In the year 2003, there was an estimated 70,000 Copts in New South Wales alone: - Parliamentary Debates, Parliament of NSW - Legislative Council, 12 November 2003, page Page: 4772: - Coptic Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust Amendment Bill
  7. ^ The Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Sydney & its Affiliated Regions - Under the Guidance of His Grace Bishop Daniel
  8. ^ Kuwait
  9. ^ Canada Free Press: According to the Canadian Coptic Association, there are approximately 50,000 Orthodox Copts in Canada.
  10. ^ Copts number at least 20,000 in Britain [6] plus another 5,000 - 10,000 Copts who are directly under the British Orthodox Church (1999 figures)
  11. ^ a b Come Across And Help Us Book 2
  12. ^ a b CopticMission
  13. ^ King commends Coptic Church's role in promoting coexistence
  14. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Germany#Orthodoxy
  15. ^ Austria 2004 Religious Freedom news
  16. ^ Orthodox Copts open church in Switzerland

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