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Coptic Orthodox Church in Europe

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On [[June 18]], 1994 His Holiness [[Pope Shenouda III]] raised the French Orthodox Eparchy to the full status of [[The French Coptic Orthodox Church]]
On [[June 19]], 1994 in presence of 62 Metropolitans and Bishops of The [[Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria]] His Holiness [[Pope Shenouda III]] elevated His Grace Marcos (Mark) as the first [[Metropolitan]] of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon & and All France and [[Primate]] of [[The French Coptic Orthodox Church]] and His Grace Athanasius as [[Auxiliary bishop|Auxiliary Bishop]] Assistant to H.E Marcos
The French Coptic Orthodox Church has a Metropolitan and an Auxiliary Bishop and about 11-12 Priests and 2-3 Deacons in about 12-15 parishes and missions across France.
His Eminence Marcus (Mark), Metropolitan of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon & and All France, and Primate of The French Coptic Orthodox Church.
His Grace Athanasius, Auxiliary Bishop of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon & and All France, Assistant to H.E Marcos, The French Coptic Orthodox Church.
The Church is integrated within the Church of Alexandria, but is considered autonomous in matter of governance<ref name="therole">The French Coptic Orthodox Church website http://eocf.free.fr/eglisep_eng.htm</ref>.
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