Coptic church wedding shooting kills four members of same family

Richard Spencer, Cairo - 22/10/13 Four members of the same family including girl cousins aged eight and 12 were killed and 19 others injured when a Coptic Christian wedding in the Egyptian capital Cairo was raked by gunfire. The attackers were wearing masks as they sped on a motorbike past the Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in ...

Egypt’s Coptic Christians fleeing country after Islamist takeover

By Richard Spencer, Alexandria 14/1/13 Tens of thousands of Egyptian Christians are leaving the country in the wake of  the Egyptian revolution and subsequent Islamist takeover of politics, priests  and community leaders say. Coptic Christian churches in the United States say they are having to expand to cope with new arrivals, as priests in cities like Cairo and ...