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The Copts began to immigrate to the United States as early as the late 1940's. Immigration to Canada was soon to follow, and in general, this was to be the case throughout North America in the coming decades. With hundreds of Coptic Orthodox churches in the United states alone (along with over 90 congregations in Canada), it is estimated that there are over one million Coptic Orthodox Christians in North America.

While the Coptic Orthodox form a larger number in the US, the first Coptic Orthodox parish in the North America was actually founded in Canada. In 1964, St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in (Toronto, Canadamarker) was established. However, not too long afterwards, the first parish in the States, St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Churchmarker (Jersey Citymarker) was founded in the late 1960's.

Decades later, Mexico had a growing Coptic Orthodox community of its own, as it was less than one decade ago when some Coptic families settled in Mexico. The first — and only — Coptic Orthodox church in Mexico is St. Mary and St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church in Tlaycapan, Mexico. It was founded in 2001.

Of the Coptic Orthodox parishes in the United States, there are currently over 200 churches that serve the expanding Coptic Orthodox population there as well as several other churches and communities in Canada.

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His Grace Bishop Mena (Menas), Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Fresno.

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