Bishop to tell Copts to immigrate

31/7/2012 Coptic Christian Bishop Paul of Tanta will tell Copts to leave Egypt if the Church is not guaranteed religious jurisdiction. Bishop Paul, a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the Constituent Assembly, is also threatening to leave the Assembly if Article II is not modified to his liking. Bishop Paul wants the contentious Article II ...

Egyptian churches embrace Al-Azhar basic freedoms document

Al-Masry Al-Youm Staff 12/01/2012 Egypt's three major churches and the Maspero Youth Union have come out in support of Al-Azhar's proposed basic freedoms document, which lays out a basic framework for respecting freedom of belief and expression in Egypt. The Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical churches all support the document, and the Maspero Youth Union said that while ...

Egypt copts react to Islamist Electoral Win

4/12/2011 For Egypt's Coptic Christians, the win of the Islamists at the ballot box was no surprise. Opinion is divided, however, on how to react: stay and fight for equal rights, or leave. It is an understatement to say that 2011 has been a difficult year for Egypt’s exhausted Christians. It began with the bombing of the Two ...

Thousands march in commemoration of Maspero Victims

11/11/2011 Thousands marched from the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Abbasseya to Tahrir Square Friday to commemorate those killed when the military brutally dispersed a Coptic-led march to the Maspero state television building on 9 October, leaving 28 dead. The march was initially called for by the Maspero Youth Union, a group of Coptic activists ...

Copts call for million-man protest to protect cathedral from Salafis

Emad Khalil 02/05/2011 A number of Coptic movements announced on Monday that they would be organizing a million-man protest on Friday, to be named the “Million-man Protest to Protect the Cathedral.” The announcement came after thousands of Salafis organized a sit-in outside the Cathedral of St. Mark in Abbasseya on Friday. The protest, which reached all the way ...