Coptic Catholic Church

The Coptic Catholic Church (Arabic: الكنيسة القبطية الكاثوليكية;[3] Latin: Ecclesia Catholica Coptorum) is an Eastern Catholic particular church in full communion with the Catholic Church. Along with the Ethiopian Catholic Church and Eritrean Catholic Church, it belongs to the Alexandrian liturgical tradition. Uniquely among the Alexandrian rite Eastern Catholic Churches, the Coptic Catholic Church uses the Coptic Rite and the Coptic language (derived from Ancient Egyptian, hence the name) in its liturgy. The Ethiopian Catholic Church and Eritrean Catholic Church use the Ge'ez Rite.


Coptic Catholic Church
ClassificationEastern Catholic
PolityEpiscopal
StructurePatriarchate
PopeFrancis
PatriarchIbrahim Isaac Sidrak
AssociationsCongregation for the Oriental Churches
RegionEgypt, with communities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America
LanguageCoptic, Arabic
LiturgyCoptic Rite
HeadquartersCathedral of Our Lady of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
Congregations166 (2016)
Members187,320 (2017)[1]
Ministers243[2]
Official websitecoptcatholic.net

The current Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria is Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak, who replaced Antonios Naguib in 2013. The offices of the patriarchate are located in Cairo. The patriarchal Cathedral of Our Lady of Egypt is in Nasr City, a suburb of Cairo.


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