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Editorial supervisor, Dr. Helmy Guirguis
 
Dr. Helmy Guirguis 71, the president of the UK Copts, passed away on the 31 of January, 2015 after a struggle with illness. UK Copts mourns its founder and leader. He is a leader that touched so many by his life and has been fighting for the coptic case till his last breath. The commemoration mass for his 40th day will be held on Sunday 15th of March, 2014 starting 8 AM in Saint Mary and Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Centre of Birmingham (Lapworth) .For commiserations, please send us an email to info@copts.co.uk

Christmas: Iraqi Christians forced to flee homeland

The oldest Christian communities in the world come from the Middle East. But their numbers are dwindling. In recent years, hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled their homes because of conflicts and Islamic extremism.


In the past few months, the advances of so-called Islamic State militants have driven thousands of Iraqi Christians to neighbouring Jordan, where churches are now giving them shelter.

Now they are preparing for their first Christmas as refugees.

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BBC News

 

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