Church to sue prime minister over New Year’s Eve church Bombing

Arabic Edition 06/09/2011 The Saint Mark Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria has announced plans to sue Prime Minister Essam Sharaf for failing to reveal who was behind he New Years Eve church bombing that left 23 Copts dead on 1 January, said a church official on Tuesday. News reports have said that documents seized from the now-disbanded ...

Pope Shenouda: Those killed in ‘fights’ are not necessarily Martyrs

Emad Khali 30/06/2011 People who get killed in fights are not necessarily martyrs, the head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Pope Shenouda III, has stated. Shenouda did not clarify what he meant by "fights." On Tuesday night, clashes broke out between police forces and protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square, leaving hundreds injured. In a Wednesday statement, the Ministry of Interior said ...