Qibti

Coptic Reform Society

COPTIC REFORM SOCIETY Founded around 1907-1908 by Akhnukh Fanus, a lawyer and journalist of British education. After the attempts by some Copts to establish a Coptic political party were rejected by a majority who preferred not to link Coptic interests with political activity, the Reform Society was founded as an organization to defend Coptic interests. …

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Yusuf Al-Qibti (17th C.)

YUSUF AL-QIBTI (17th c.) A Copt and one of the few Egyptians who had cultural contacts with Europe in modern times before Napoleon Bonaparte’s expedition and the reign of Mohammed Ali (1805-1848). He expressed his wish to Pope Urban III (1623-1644) to join the Vatican Library as a scriptor to correct the proofs printed in …

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