NEWS FEATURE: Egypt’s Coptic Church Seeing Surge in Monastic Vocations

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c. 2000 Religion News Service CAIRO, Egypt _ Twelve-year-old Simon Nasef has already figured out his future career. He doesn’t want to be a firefighter. Or a policeman. Or a football player. He wants to be a monk. “I like it,” said the slight sixth-grader, who serves as an altar boy at his local Coptic […]

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