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Coptic Orthodox Church in Europe

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The [[Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria]] has many churches and congregations in Europe and on [[June 2]], 1974, His Holiness [[Pope]] [[Shenouda III (Gayyid) of Alexandria|Shenouda III]] received in the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria a native Orthodox Church in France known as the French Orthodox [[Eparch]]y, along with their [[Primate]], who in turn was accepted after [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] into the episcopate, in the [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Alexandria and hence was appointed their Primate His Grace Marcos (Mark), as the first [[Bishop]] and His Grace Athanasius as [[chorepiscopos|Chorbishop]] of The French Orthodox Eparchy.<ref name="therole">[ The French Coptic Orthodox Church website]</ref>
Currently there are many metropolitans and bishops serving in Europe.
His Grace Anba Damian, General Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Höxter-Brenkenhausen, Kroeffelbach and All in Germany and [[Abbot]] of the Monastery monastery of Saint Anthony the Great St. Virgin Mary in Kroeffelbach, GermanyHöxter-Brenkhausen.
His Grace Anba Barnaba, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Torino and Southern Italy.
His Grace Anba Kyrillos (Cyril), Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Milano and Northern Italy and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite in Milan.
==The Netherlands==

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