Egypt

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill congratulates President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt

June 11, 2014 Featured News

11/6/14 His Excellency Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi President Elect of the Arab Republic of Egypt Your Excellency: Please accept my heartfelt greetings with your resounding victory in the presidential election. You have become the head of the state at difficult time for the country and people and have been entrusted with a heavy responsibility […]

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Egypt: Restoration of the Monastery of St. George in Old Cairo

June 3, 2014 Featured News

May – June 2014 The major restoration of the historic Greek Orthodox monastery of Saint George in Old Cairo is at its final stage. The monastery is a unique Rotunda in the Middle Eastern, which was a project carried out with the blessing of the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodore II. According to […]

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New Egypt’s Charter Enshrines Right of Citizenship for Copts, Muslims

May 14, 2014 Featured News
Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, is seen receiving a memento from Ehab Hamouda, Egyptian Ambassador to UAE, during his press conference in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

By Samir Salama http://gulfnews.com - May 2014 Abu Dhabi — New Egypt’s charter enshrines the rights of citizenship and equality for every Egyptian, Muslims and Copts, said Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark yesterday. Dismissing persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II told a news conference held […]

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Exiled Egyptian Christian Teacher Awaits ‘Blasphemy’ Appeal

May 10, 2014 News

By Joseph DeCaro http://www.worthynews.com CAIRO — One year after Islamists in upper Egypt accused her of committing blasphemy in front of a class of Muslim students, a Coptic Christian teacher fled to France where she remains in exile, according to Morning Star News. Demyana Abd Al-Nour, a social studies teacher at the Sheikh Sultan Primary […]

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American Christians Pledge Solidarity With Persecuted Christians in Egypt, Iraq and Syria

May 8, 2014 Featured News

8/5/14 On Wednesday, May 7, history is being made. On behalf of the suffering churches of Egypt, Iraq and Syria, a broad array of American Christians, with a degree of unity rarely seen since the Council of Nicaea in 325, have joined together in a “pledge of solidarity and call to action.” In the “We […]

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Church not for any candidate in Egypt’s presidential polls: Coptic pope

May 6, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox pope defends church’s involvement in last summer’s ouster of president Mohamed Morsi, but says it won’t side with either presidential hopeful. Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II said on Sunday that the church would not support either candidate in the country’s upcoming presidential race. “I ask each citizen, Christian or […]

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PILGRIMAGE ROUTE, “ON THE TRAIL OF THE HOLY FAMILY”, BEING PREPARED IN EGYPT

May 5, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 There is an attempt afoot to revive the religious tourism in Egypt. The pilot tour of the new route, “On the trail of the Holy Family” is scheduled for June this year. The excursion is being worked out under the auspices of rectors of Christian churches and abbots of monasteries, reports the website […]

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Egypt’s Christians ‘Expecting Death Any Time’

May 1, 2014 Featured News

By George Thomas http://www.cbn.com - 1/5/14 DELGA, Egypt — On August 20, 2013 in the small village of Delga, four hours south of Cairo, Egypt, thousands of radical Muslims went on a rampage. “We were at work when we heard Muslims were burning churches,” Boutrous, a Christian living in Delga at the time, said. Boutrous’s real […]

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Why Persecution of Egypt’s Christians Is Not Over

April 25, 2014 Featured News

By Gary Lane http://www.cbn.com - 25/4/14 Egypt’s Christians are hoping they’ll be better protected from violence when the country elects a new president next month. But that may be wishful thinking. CBN News Contributing Analyst Raymond Ibrahim says while attacks have subsided since the Muslim Brotherhood left power, persecution of the country’s Christian minority is likely […]

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Easter: A Time of Joy, But Also Danger for Persecuted Christians

April 20, 2014 News

By April Thompson http://www.commdiginews.com - 20/4/14 DALLAS — This year the liturgical calendars of the Eastern and Western churches coincide, and all of Christendom will celebrate Easter this Sunday, April 20. Christians often mark this most important holiday in Christianity with pageantry and by inviting non-Christians in their communities to join their celebrations. However, for believers […]

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‘Milking’ Egypt’s Christian Copts Dry

April 7, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim - April 2014 The Board of Inquiry in Cairo monitoring the “sectarian violence that continues to cross Egypt after the overthrow of President Morsi, has documented in a report released on Tuesday, March 25 the endemic forms of violence and abuse that continue to be perpetrated against Coptic Christians in many parts of the […]

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Coptic Abductions and the Jizya Rationale

April 7, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim - April 2014 On March 26 in Egypt, an increasingly common scene took place.  Shenouda Riad Musa, a Coptic Christian man, was kidnapped by “unknown persons” who later called his family demanding one million Egyptian pounds for his release, roughly the equivalent of $150,000 USD, an exorbitant sum in Egypt. Such scenarios—Coptic children or […]

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Muslim Brotherhood Slaughter Christian Woman

April 1, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim - 1/4/14 On Friday, March 28, in Ain Shams, a suburb of Cairo, rioting Muslim Brotherhood supporters attacked the Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, including by opening fire on it and setting parked cars aflame.  Four people died. One of the slain, a young Coptic woman, was savagely mauled and molested […]

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Attack Church, Four Dead

March 30, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim - 30/3/14 Among other forms of “retaliatory terrorism,” some 80 Christian churches were attacked in Egypt immediately after the June 30 Revolution, which saw the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood president Morsi. And now that Egypt has sentenced to death hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters for the widespread terror they launched on the nation after […]

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Violence Against Christian Copts in Egypt Continues Despite Fall of Muslim Brotherhood

March 27, 2014 Featured News

By Stoyan Zaimov Christian Post - 27/3/14 Violence in Egypt against Coptic Christians has continued despite the fall of former president Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, with believers still facing abductions and the government seizing their property, the Board of Inquiry in Cairo reported. The report, according to  Fides News Agency, shows that Copts, who […]

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Visit of the I.A.O. delegation to Cairo

March 17, 2014 Featured News

Interparlimentary Association on Orthodoxy- Febraury-March 2014 The I.A.O. delegation consisted by Mr. Anastasios Nerantzis, Member oΕthe Hellenic Parliament, I.A.O. Secretary General, Mr. Sergei Popov, Member of the Russian State Duma, President of the I.A.O. General Assembly, Mr. Joseph Iskander, Member of the Parliament of Sudan, Member of the I.A.O. International Secretariat, Mr. Fuad Kokaly, Member […]

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Jizya-Vigilantes Target Christian Minorities

March 14, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim - 14/3/14 In the al-Nafura region of Asyut, Egypt, an increasingly common scene took place earlier this month. Isaac Eli—a Coptic Christian—was abducted under threat of gunfire. According to sources, four “unknown persons” armed with automatic weapons came upon the Coptic wood merchant while he was working in front of his home, coerced him […]

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The Past and the Future

March 5, 2014 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim - 4/3/14 Last November Raymond Ibrahim was interviewed by Egyptian reporter Sherif Awad.  The interview appeared in several Egyptian magazines and websites, as well as American ones, such as the Westchester Guardian.  The interview follows: Awad: Can you tell us about your family and their profession and how and why they decided to migrate […]

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Seven Christians Executed in Libya

February 26, 2014 Featured News

  Raymond Ibrahim – 26/2/14 Libyan authorities came across the slain bodies of seven Christian Copts in the region of Garutha, less than 20 miles west of Benghazi, on Monday afternoon. According to Libyan authorities, “The slain were killed by gunshots all over their bodies.” Pictures (reproduced above and below) confirm that the men were […]

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The Future Of Egypt’s Copts

February 19, 2014 Featured News

By Samuel Tadros – 19/2/14 http://www.eurasiareview.com The fall of the Mubarak regime in February 2011 unleashed a monumental and contagious wave of optimism. Images of Christians and Muslims holding hands in Tahrir Square were broadcast around the world and gave credence to the narrative that a new more liberal and democratic Egypt was being born. […]

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