Egypt's Coptic Church to launch campaign against gays
The head of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenuda III, vowed in Cairo Sunday to launch a global campaign to root out the "plague" of homosexuality.
Shenuda also said in the interview with MENA news agency that he had received death threats from gay rights organizations during a recent tour of Australia because of his outspoken criticism of gays.
The pope was quoted as promising to "initiate contacts with a number of international organisations to fight this plague."
"We support the courageous who oppose homosexual marriage and the appointment of gays to the clergy," he added. (Albawaba.com)
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