Egypt: Church Courtyard Set Aflame Before Christmas Prayers

By Raymond Ibrahim - January 2015 The courtyard of St. George the Martyr, a partially constructed Catholic church in Hijazh village in Egypt was set on fire by unknown persons on Christmas day (January 7 for Egyptian Christians). Christian worshipers were planning on praying in the church’s courtyard — since the church building had been left unfinished for ...

Violence erupts after Muslim protesters attack Upper Egypt Church

18/1/13 Street battles between security forces and Muslim protesters begins outside Al-Marshada Church, following alleged sex attack on girl by Coptic man; village Iman calls on youth to protect Christian shops. Clashes have erupted between security forces and Muslim protesters outside Al-Marshada Church in Upper Egypt, as police attempted to arrest individuals storming the building, following the alleged ...

Bomb hits Egypt Church at New Year Liturgy

1/1/2011 Bomb hits Egypt Church at New Year Liturgy. At least Seven reported to be Dead Cairo: A car exploded in front of a Coptic Christian church as worshippers emerged from a New Year's Mass in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early Saturday, killing at least seven people, officials said. After the blast, enraged Christians emerging from ...

Egypt Church issues first Conversion Certificate

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church has for the first time issued a certificate of conversion to a Muslim-born Christian, his lawyer said, in a country where religious conversion is highly sensitive.Maher al-Gohari, who is seeking to change his religion on his official documents from Muslim to Christian was asked by a court to ...