Egypt’s Coptic Pope concerned over risks of attacks

10/8/13 - John McManus A bishop in Egypt's Coptic Church says Pope Tawadros II has cancelled weekly public meetings due to concerns over possible attacks on his congregation. Bishop Angaelos, who heads the Church in the UK, says in one incident the flag of al-Qaeda was raised on church property while worshippers hid inside. Several human rights groups have ...

The misery of Copts in Egypt

Said Shehata 03/10/2012 While it is not a new thing to suffer as a Copt, the raised expectations of better treatment after the revolution turned to be a big frustration. It is not simply about complaining; the goal of the article is to highlight the Copts’ plight and how to overcome those sufferings. This article will highlight some ...

Coptic Christian defends accepting role on Egypt presidential advisory team

Ahram Online 28/8/2012 Samir Morcos, a Coptic Christian scholar and writer, rejects criticism that his position on President Morsi's advisory team is merely symbolic. Egypt's newly appointed presidential assistant, Samir Morcos, has denied the position is symbolic and designed to fill a quota of Coptic Christians on Mohamed Morsi's advisory team. Morcos, who previously headed the Masry Foundation for ...

Attacks on Christians on the rise: bishop

3/8/2012 Cairo - A senior Egyptian Coptic bishop said on Friday attacks on Christians are on the rise and criticised the inclusion of only one Copt in Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's government. “The general climate is turning against Christians,” said Bishop Morcos. “Assaults on Christians have increased. It's not just a matter of having one ministry,” he ...