Friday, August 24, 2007

Copts gather where Holy Family said to have stayed

Egypt Daily Star

Hundreds of thousands of poor Coptic pilgrims and a handful of Muslims converged on the southern Egyptian village of Dronka on Wednesday where they believe the Holy Family stayed 2,000 years ago. . . .

Coptic texts, rejected as apocryphal by the Catholic Church, speak of a lengthy three-year odyssey by the Holy Family through Egypt, punctuated by miracles and other divine events.

Dronka is near Assiut in Middle Egypt.

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