Egypt: Coptic church cancels Sunday Liturgy for 1st time in 1,600 years

 Michal Shmulovich -20/8/13 Amid escalating violence against Egypt’s Copts, churches in Minya, located in upper Egypt, cancelled Sunday Liturgy for the first time in 1,600 years. Other churches in Minya also didn’t hold prayer services. “We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years,” Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary ...

Egypt’s Christians target of Islamist anger in wake of Morsi’s ouster

By Lisa Daftari- 12/7/13 Egypt’s Muslim extremists, angry over the ouster of Mohammed Morsi from the presidency, have zeroed in on the nation’s Christian minority, scapegoating them even though the Islamist leader was widely unpopular. On Thursday, the body of a Christian merchant abducted last week from the town of Sheikh Zweid was found decapitated in Egypt’s northern ...

Egypt thwarts bid to attack Coptic church

7/1/13 The Egyptian army foiled a bid to attack a Coptic church in the Rafah border town with Gaza as the minority Christian community began celebrating its Christmas. Army units foiled the attack against the Rafah church, seizing a car packed with explosives and weapons, according to MENA news. Another car carrying masked men sped away as the ...

Morsi Meets Coptic Christians in Sinai

Elad Benari, Canada 6/10/2012 Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi meets with Coptic families who fled from the town of Rafiah after receiving death threats. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi visited the Sinai Peninsula on Friday to meet with and reassure Coptic families who fled from the town of Rafiah after receiving death threats, his Facebook page said, according to ...

President Morsi of Egypt meets Patriarch Paulos

07/16/2012 The visiting Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi had met and discuss today with His Holiness Abune Paulos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, ENA reports. During their meeting Patriarch Paulos urged both the governments of Ethiopia and Egypt to work jointly in all sectors to fulfill the interests of the peoples of the two countries; a ...

Coptic Christians Praying for Egypt’s Believers

25/6/2012 A Coptic Christian leader in the United States and his flock are praying for fellow believers in Egypt. Bishop David of the Coptic Christian Association of North America said he's hopeful Mohammed Morsi will allow Christians to worship freely. Most Copts supported the secular candidate out of concern that the Muslim Brotherhood will institute strict Islamic law. In ...