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Faith

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    “I always tell them how bad they hurt, and that they don’t go away, and getting tattooed, it’s like being stung by a bee for two or three hours at a time.”
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    FORT WAYNE – Clergy around Fort Wayne have called for an interfaith vigil in memory of those who lost their lives in Overland Park, Kansas, over the weekend on the eve of Passover.
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    Dinner discussionVictory Noll Center, 1900 W. Park Drive, Huntington, will explore social issues at “Dinners & Dialogues” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 25. Cost is $20 a person or $35 a couple.
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Pope Tawadros II was enthroned Sunday as the leader of Egypt's Coptic Christian church.

Egypt’s new Coptic pope enthroned

CAIRO – The new pope of Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic church has been enthroned.

Pope Tawadros II, 60, was elected earlier this month, but the televised official enthronement ceremony was held Sunday at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo. He replaced Shenouda III, who died in March after leading the ancient church for 40 years.

Egypt’s Christians make up about 10 percent of the nation’s estimated 83 million people, making them the largest single Christian community in the Middle East.

Christians have long complained of discrimination, particularly in the last four decades as the country’s Muslim majority moved toward religious conservatism. The rise to power of Islamists after the ouster nearly two years ago of authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak has deepened their concerns amid increasing attacks targeting their churches and businesses.

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