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. The Coptic Catholic Church uses the Coptic Rite. Uniquely among Eastern Catholic Churches, it uses the Coptic language (derived from Ancient Egyptian, hence the name) in its liturgy, whereas the Ethiopian Catholic Church and Eritrean Catholic Church use the Ge'ez Rite which also belongs to Alexandrian liturgical rites.


Coptic Catholic Church
ClassificationEastern Catholic
PolityEpiscopal
StructurePatriarchate
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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