“Egyptian Copts finally fulfilling ‘dream’ of traveling to Jerusalem”

In Jerusalem at Easter

(Egyptian Refaat El-Sayeh, in white robe, joins other Coptic Christian pilgrims from the village of Al-Kosheh, Egypt, in Jerusalem)

This is wonderful news for Egypt’s Coptic Christians, who have finally been allowed to travel to Jerusalem. Lets hope that this continues and we can finally see some hope for peace in the Middle East. 

“Just as Muslims who make the pilgrimage to Mecca return with the honorific title “hajji,” Coptic Christians who return from Jerusalem are called “muqadiseen,” meaning one who has visited the sacred precincts mentioned in the Bible.”

Read the full article here:

http://religionnews.com/2017/03/26/egyptian-copts-finally-fulfilling-dream-of-traveling-to-jerusalem/

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