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The second edition (May-June 2018) of the Occidental World Magazine published by the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on the ‘Abducted Bishops of Aleppo and Persecuted...
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His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, has commented on the repatriation of Libya Martyrs Repatriated to Egypt. He says: After months of waiting, the Coptic Libya...
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