Coptic Christians

Coptic Christians and the Egyptian Presidency

April 21, 2014 Featured News

Dina Ezzat http://english.ahram.org.eg - April 2014 Holding hands with her beautifully dressed 10-year-old granddaughter, Bahigua exited the Abbasiya Coptic Cathedral on Saturday evening around midnight, after having taken part in Easter Mass headed by Pope Tawdoros II. Bahigua said that the whole mood was “really joyful; people are happy; the Pope looked clearly happy; he must […]

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Open Season on Christians in Libya

March 5, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 3/5/14 It’s open season on Coptic Christians in Libya. A few days after seven Copts were identified as Christians, pulled out of their homes by “unknown gunmen” and taken out and executed in Jarutha, some 20 miles west of Benghazi (see here for graphic pictures), Egyptian Copts are still being singled out […]

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First Enthronment anniversary of Pope Tawadros II

November 19, 2013 Featured News

18/11/13 The Coptic Christians worldwide observed the  the first anniversary the enthronement of HH Pope Tawadros II as Pope and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark on 11/18/2012. May God grant him many fruitful years upon his throne! Source:  

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Egypt fails to stop revenge attacks on Copts

October 11, 2013 Featured News

11/10/13 CAIRO - Egyptian security forces failed to stop revenge attacks against Coptic Christians after a deadly crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in August, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. The London-based rights group said attacks targeted Christian churches, schools and charity buildings after the August 14 dispersal by security forces of two […]

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In Egypt, Coptic Christians Become Target for Attack in Times of National Stress

September 27, 2013 Featured News

27/9/13 Coptic Christians have been a part of the social fabric of Egypt for centuries, but in recent history they have also become a target for assault and discrimination. In the days since the ouster of former President Morsi, Coptic churches have been attacked in some of Egypt’s most fiercely Islamist areas. Margaret Warner reports. […]

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Delga: after Islamist attacks, Liturgy is back

September 23, 2013 Featured News

09/23/2013 Hundreds of Christian families who had fled the city attended the service in the small chapel located inside what is left of the Anba  Abraam monastery devastated by extremist attacks. The army liberated the village  on 18 September after more than a month of Islamist occupation. Minya (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Coptic Christians in Minya province […]

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Coptic Christians Killed for Ransom in Egypt

September 5, 2013 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim, CP Op-Ed Contributor – 5/9/13 Not only are the churches, monasteries, and institutions of Egypt’s Christians under attack by the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters-nearly 100 now have been torched, destroyed, ransacked, etc.-but Christians themselves are under attack all throughout Egypt, with practically zero coverage in Western media. Days ago, for example, Copts […]

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Egyptian Protesters Turn Fury on Coptic Christians

August 16, 2013 News

Ben Gittleson – 16/8/13 The Islamic supporters of Egypt’s ousted president who have been battling the military have turned their rage on members of the country’s Coptic Christian minority, attacking churches, monasteries, schools, Christian owned shops as well as individuals. Churches across the country sustained attacks for a second straight day today, according to rights […]

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The Dangerous Life of Christianity in Egypt

August 15, 2013 Featured News

Kathryn Jean Lopez - 15/8/13 Samuel Tadros is a research fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom and author of the new book Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity. A son of Egypt whose family has been active in the Coptic revival there, he talks about the unfolding events with National […]

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Egypt’s Coptic Christians dread further backlash

August 15, 2013 Featured News

By Caroline Wyatt BBC News, Cairo – 15/8/13 As tensions rise again in Egypt, the country’s Christians are dreading a further backlash. The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of Christianity’s oldest, founded in Alexandria around 50 AD. But since President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood were removed from power by the military in early […]

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Coptic church head Pope Tawadros urges self-restraint in face of Egypt sectarian violence

August 14, 2013 News

14/8/13 (JNS.org) The head of Egypt’s Coptic church, Pope Tawadros II, urged the Egyptian people to prevent bloodshed and violence in the face of growing sectarian violence. “I call on everybody, with my utmost love, to protect the lives of Egyptians,” Pope Tawadros said on his official Twitter account, according to a translation by AllAfrica.com. “I ask […]

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Scapegoating the Copts

July 31, 2013 Featured News

31/7/13 On July 3, Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), was ousted from power. His detractors came from many segments of Egyptian society, but it is the Coptic Christian community that the MB is scapegoating as the principal actor behind his removal. The Middle East Media Research Institute reports that, in […]

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Coptic Christian church destroyed by Egypt looters

July 18, 2013 Featured News

18/7/13 There has been a string of attacks on Christians in different provinces in Egypt since Mohammed Morsi was forced from office, with Coptic Christians saying they have been singled out for campaigning against him. In the village of Dalga, near the central Egyptian city of Minya, a church was looted and destroyed and the […]

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Coptic Christians Flee From Egypt to Georgia

June 12, 2013 News

12/6/13 In Egypt, violent clashes between Copts and Muslims have been on the rise since the 2011 ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak, with many Christians reportedly preferring to leave than experience continuing harassment and discrimination. Earlier this month, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom announced that Egypt “is failing to meet international religious-freedom […]

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Where is President Obama as Egypt’s Coptic Christians Die and Churches Burn?

May 24, 2013 News

Michael Terheyden 5/24/2013 Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) Last week, hundreds of Coptic Christians in Egypt stood up to a mob of 20 thousand Muslims. They risked their lives to protect their church, their religious freedom and each other. As Copts continue to suffer and die and their churches and property are destroyed, Christians have begun to […]

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Egyptian police refuse to protect Coptic Christians during gun and machete attack on mourners at cathedral

April 30, 2013 Featured News

  LEON WATSON - 30/4/13 Men with guns, wielding machetes and hurling stones laid siege to cathedral Uniformed officers looked on and appeared to help one gunman take aim Worshippers were streaming out of service held for victims of earlier clash It follows increase in tensions between Egypt’s Christians and Muslims A shocking video has emerged that appears to […]

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Protest over Christian persecution in Egypt outside House of Lords

April 23, 2013 Featured News

Alexandra Geels 23/4/13 LONDON, UK April 21: Enraged demonstrators condemned persecution of Coptic Christians outside the House of Lords during a protest demonstration organised by Coptic United on Saturday. Coptic clerics, Human rights activists, leaders of like-minded organisations including Global Minorities Alliance (GMA), a Glasgow-based Human rights organisation’s Chief Executive, Sheraz Khan and others participated […]

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Egypt jihadist leader warns of Coptic ‘triumph’

April 22, 2013 Featured News
Salafist lead Mohamed El-Zawahiri presents his views on the compatibility of Islam and Islamic Sharia law (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Ahram Online – 22/4/13 Brother of Al-Qaeda leader warns Egypt’s Coptic Christians could take advantage of instability and failure to implement Islamic Sharia law. Mohamed El-Zawahiri, the brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman El-Zawahiri, has warned that the current instability in Egypt is “fertile ground for minorities [Coptic Christians] to ‘triumph’.” Speaking on the ‘El-Hadath El-Masry’ […]

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Canada’s first Coptic bishop enthroned in Mississauga

April 8, 2013 News

David Paterson 7/4/13 For anyone who doubted they were watching an historic occasion, a quick scan of the enormous crowd at Mississauga’s Coptic Orthodox cathedral on Saturday would have persuaded them otherwise. Over the sea people crammed into the cathedral on Eglinton Ave. were held aloft smart phones, iPads, cameras — anything that could capture […]

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Clashes after funeral of Egypt Coptic Christians

April 7, 2013 Featured News

7/4/13 CAIRO: Clashes broke out on Sunday outside the Egyptian capital’s Coptic cathedral after funeral prayers were held for four Christians killed in sectarian clashes, witnesses said. They said the mourners who were chanting against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood were pelted with stones as they came out of the cathedral. In a statement, the interior ministry said […]

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