Rufa’il Al-Tukhi (1701-1787)

RUFA’IL AL-TUKHI (1701-1787) An Egyptian Coptic Catholic bishop; author, editor, lexicographer, and translator of various liturgical works. He was born at Jirja, Upper Egypt, into an Orthodox family from Tukh al-Nasara in the Delta province of Minufiyyah. When he was in his early twenties and had been converted to Roman Catholicism by Franciscan missionaries, he …

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