The Coptic Catholic Church is an Alexandrian Rite church sui jurisparticular Church in full communion with the Pope of Rome. Historically, Coptic Catholics represent a schism from the Coptic Orthodox Church, leaving that church in order to come under the jurisdiction of the Vatican. The current Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria is Archbishop Antonios Naguib. The Alexandrian Rite is officially called the Liturgy of Saint Mark, traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Alexandria. ... The Latin term sui juris means of ones own right. ... A Particular Church , in Roman Catholic theology and canon law, is any of the individual constituent ecclesial communities in full communion with the Church of Rome and thus make up the Catholic Communion. ... The pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and leader of the Catholic Church. ... The word schism (IPA: or ), from the Greek ÏÏÎ¹ÏÎ¼Î±, schisma (from ÏÏÎ¹Î¶Ï, schizo, to split), means a division or a split, usually in an organization. ... Christ - Coptic Art Coptic Orthodox Christianity is the indigenous form of Christianity that, according to tradition, the apostle Mark established in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century AD (approximately AD 60). ... This is a list of Coptic Catholic Patriarchs of Alexandria. ...
The Coptic itself is derived from the Greek word Αἰγύπτιος, aiguptios: "Egyptian", from Αἰγύπτος, aiguptos: "Egypt".
Coptic has become a contemporary reference pertaining to Egyptian Christianity (particularly the Orthodox branch), its culture, and its followers, who previously included Ethiopian and Eritrean Christians before the separation of their churches.
It also refers to the last phase of the Egyptian language and its written alphabet which are still employed by the CopticChurch.
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