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Egypt's Coptic Orthodox church says it won't receive Mike Pence

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox church says it will not receive Vice President Mike Pence after the U.S. decision to recognize the contested city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The spokesman of the Coptic Orthodox Church said Saturday in a statement that it’s excusing itself from receiving Pence during his visit scheduled for later this month.

The Church says the U.S. move is “inappropriate and without consideration for the feelings of millions of people.”

U.S. President Donald Trump had also announced plans to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a decision that triggered protests across the Middle East.

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