Egyptian President Orders Gov’t to Rehouse Christians Fleeing Sinai Violence

Sputniknews - 26/2/17 Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has ordered the government to provide housing to Christians fleeing violence on the Sinai peninsula, the president's office said. CAIRO (Sputnik) — During a meeting with senior government officials, the president also told the heads of Egyptian security services to "fight back against attempts to undermine stability in Egypt ...

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

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 Muslim, to read ...

Cairo, Coptic Orthodox church attacked- One dead

31/1/14 Cairo ( AsiaNews) – A group of armed men yesterday afternoon attacked the CopticOrthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in the “October 6″ district of the governorate of Giza. Police responded to gunfire and one officer died in the shootout, while two others were injured. The residents were able to stop the car carrying the attackers and stop one handing ...

Gunmen kill 3 in shooting spree at Egyptian Coptic church

21/10/13 At least three people were killed, including an eight-year-old girl, and around 12 others wounded after unknown gunmen opened fire on wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a suburb of the Egyptian capital on Sunday night. "There were two men on a motorbike and one of them opened fire," said Egypt's interior ministry. Coptic priest ...

Egypt fails to stop revenge attacks on Copts

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 pro-Morsi camps ...

Orthodox Coptic bishop addresses bishops at plenary

Deborah Gyapong / Canadian Catholic News. SAINTE-ADELE, Que. (CCN)- 9/10/13 CCCB members hear about Mubarak regime and Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood Coptic Orthodox Archbishop Mina shared the plight of Copts and other Christians in Egypt with Canada's Catholic Bishops Sept. 23. "Living in Canada and experiencing freedom of religion is something people take for granted," Mina ...

Egyptian military chief vows to rebuild Coptic Churches

17/8/13 The Egyptian defense minister has ordered the repair and reconstruction of  all churches that suffered damage in the country’s violent demonstrations since  the Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from power last month. Defense minister Col. Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi intends to fix the damage to  Coptic churches at Rabaa Adaweya and Nahda squares, according to ...

Morsi Supporters Attack Coptic Churches in Sohag, Menya and Dilg

By GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE – 14/8/13 Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have attacked churches in Dilga, Menya and Sohag after government security forces backed by armoured cars and bulldozers stormed protest camps outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. Coptic churches were attacked after hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members were feared dead when troops used live bullet rounds and teargas to ...

Monks in Egypt’s Lawless Sinai Hope to Preserve an Ancient Library

Ladan Cher / Sinai Deser - 23/7/13 Just as they have done for 17 centuries, the Greek Orthodox monks of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt’s Sinai desert and the local Jabaliya Bedouins worked together to protect the monastery when the 2011 revolution thrust Egypt into a period of uncertainty. “There was a period in the early days of ...

Egypt deserves better: Pope Tawadros

June 2013 Members of Egypt’s Christian minority are free to express their opinions on the streets, just as they were to vote for whomever candidate they supported in the past presidential elections, said head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II. In a Monday interview on MBC Egypt satellite channel, the patriarch said the decision for ...

Egypt Finally Permits Another Church Building (But 149 More Still Pending)

World Watch Monitor - 13/6/13 Why did President Mohamed Morsi choose to approve his first church permit now? (WWM) Seventeen years have elapsed since the Coptic Church first requested permission to build a church in the town of Nubaria, Northern Egypt. Last Friday, their wish was granted. But not all Egyptian Christians are lining up to thank President ...

Christians in Egypt Remember the Massacre One Year Ago

Matthew Clark 12/10/2012 One year ago, dozens of Christians were murdered in Egypt as the nation’s military carried out a brutal massacre. Coptic Christians were peacefully protesting the government’s failure to take any action against a Muslim militia which had burned down a church. Egypt’s military fired on the crowd, running over civilians with their tanks. Yesterday, Christians ...