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 ...

Coptic Church Egyptian symbol that can never be touched

10/4/13 President Mohamed Morsi sent a delegation to meet a number of the Coptic Orthodox Church (COC) officials to discuss repercussions of the recent clashes between Muslims and Copts. The delegation included the President's Assistant for Community Outreach, Dr. Emad Abdel Ghafour, Assistant for Political Affairs, Bakinam el-Sharqawi, and Assistant for Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs, Counselor Ayman Ali. The ...

More Convictions for Egypt’s Maspero Massacre—But Copts not Soldiers

Melissa Steffan - 10/2/13 So far, no military officers convicted for October 2011 incident that killed 28 Copts. It's been more than a year since a military-induced massacre in Cairo, Egypt, killed 28 people—mostly Coptic Christians. But the only people convicted thus far have been the Christians themselves. Last week, a Cairo court sentenced Michael Farag and Michael ...

Copts’ flight from Sinai’s Rafah alarms church; rights groups express solidarity

  30/9/2012 Sherry El-Gergawi Rights groups and Coptic Church call on state to provide security for all Egyptians following departure of Christian families from Rafah amid alleged threats. Attacks on a Coptic-owned shop in the city of Rafah in northern Sinai and the subsequent flight of nine scared Christian families after reportedly receiving death threats from unknown sources have ...