Aug 23, 2007

Egypt's Copts retrace Jesus' desert odyssey

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. The pilgrimage to the cave overlooking the Nile where Copts believe Jesus, Mary and Joseph once sheltered is an opportunity to express their faith and for the Copt community to come together.

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