Upper Egypt

The 21 Decapitated Copts – A German author on the importance of the Church of Martyrs for the West

March 22, 2018 Featured

Manfred Karl Böhm (Editor- Christian Affairs – Europe) – OCP News Service – 22/3/18 A book by the German author Martin Mosebach (Frankfurt) is widely discussed in Germany. It was published recently and is titled “Die 21 – Eine Reise ins Land der koptischen Märtyrer, Reinbek: Rowohlt 2018” (The 21 – A Journey into the […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on the Brutal Murder of Coptic Orthodox Priest in Cairo

October 13, 2017 Featured

Coptic Orthodox Church-UK -13/10/17 Coptic Orthodox priest brutally murdered in Cairo Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom. Coptic Orthodox Priest Killed in Egypt Another day in Egypt with another Coptic Christian murdered; this time a priest from Beni Suef, Upper Egypt, who was in […]

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Coptic Orthodox Priest Killed in Egypt

October 12, 2017 Featured

John Anton – OCP News Service – 12/1017 +Memory Eternal+ Cairo-Egypt: A Coptic Orthodox Christian priest was murdered and another was injured in a knife attack this morning in the Capital city of Cairo. Father ‘Samaan Shihata’ (Fr Simon) from Bani Suief, Upper Egypt, was on a visit to Cairo with another priest. They were […]

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“There will be always persecution, as long as people walk in God’s way” – Pope Shenouda III

May 28, 2017 Featured

CYC – 28/5/17 There will be always persecution, as long as people walk in God’s way. Watch this short video regarding the last incident in Upper Egypt, targeting the Coptic Children in the bus on their way to St. Samuel Monastery. Source:

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All Egyptians are equal under the constitution: Sisi to Coptic Pope following sectarian attacks

July 31, 2016 Featured News

COPTSUNITED – July 2016 Also Read: Egyptians unity topped the meeting between Sisi and pope, Church’s spokesman Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II on Thursday that all Egyptians are equal in their rights and duties in accordance with the constitution during a meeting held in the […]

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Egypt: After Ransom Paid – Coptic Christian Still Killed

May 20, 2015 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – May 2015 A 55-year-old Coptic Christian man was kidnapped and held for ransom.  Although his family eventually paid, and the Muslim abductors took the money, they still killed the hapless Copt. On April 26 in Sohag, Upper Egypt, Makram Nazir was returning home from his second job in the middle of the night […]

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UPDATE: Three dead in sectarian clashes in Minya

November 30, 2013 Featured News

Ahram Online – 30/11/13 A fight over the construction of a wall developed into violence in Upper Egypt. Three people were killed and several injured when sectarian clashes erupted late Thursday in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya, reported Al-Ahram’s Arabic website. According to a statement released by the Minya Coptic Orthodox Archbishopric, a fight […]

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Delga: after Islamist attacks, Liturgy is back

September 23, 2013 Featured News

09/23/2013 Hundreds of Christian families who had fled the city attended the service in the small chapel located inside what is left of the Anba  Abraam monastery devastated by extremist attacks. The army liberated the village  on 18 September after more than a month of Islamist occupation. Minya (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Coptic Christians in Minya province […]

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Violence erupts after Muslim protesters attack Upper Egypt Church

January 19, 2013 Featured News

18/1/13 Street battles between security forces and Muslim protesters begins outside Al-Marshada Church, following alleged sex attack on girl by Coptic man; village Iman calls on youth to protect Christian shops. Clashes have erupted between security forces and Muslim protesters outside Al-Marshada Church in Upper Egypt, as police attempted to arrest individuals storming the building, following […]

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Egypt’s Christians fear ‘a season of blood’

November 11, 2012 Featured News

Sherif Rushdy, chief judge of a Cairo appeals court, describes Copts as “a ship in the middle of a sandy hurricane.” Many are trying to leave the country, he said. Eighteen months ago, a fight erupted between a Muslim and a Christian in Abu Qorqas, a village in Upper Egypt. Muslims then rampaged for days, […]

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18 million Egyptian Coptic Christians not safe. Voice of Copts

October 7, 2011 Featured News

7/10/2011 Washington DC: October 7, 2011. (PCP) Voice of the Copts strongly condemns the barbaric attack by Muslims of the Marinab Coptic Church located in Edfo, Aswan, in Upper Egypt, which resulted in its complete destruction while the military stood by and watched. Furthermore, we strongly condemn the brutal attack by military police of Copts […]

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Coptic Christian Killed in Attack on Village in Upper Egypt

August 13, 2011 News

8/11/2011 Muslim mob murders him in his home in assault on village. ISTANBUL, August 10 (CDN) — A Coptic Christian was killed and several others were injured in Upper Egypt after Muslims on Sunday (Aug. 7) attacked a predominantly Christian village following an argument between a Muslim and Christian. The attack at Nazlet Faragallah village […]

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Four men arrested in connection with sectarian clashes in Upper Egypt

June 28, 2011 News

26/06/2011 Egyptian security sources said on Sunday that four men had been arrested for their alleged involvement in sectarian clashes that erupted in Sohag governorate, Upper Egypt, on Saturday. Nine others are said to have been identified as involved in the clashes. The crisis in Sogah erupted between Muslims and Copts in the Awlad Khalaf […]

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Egypt: Hundreds of Salafists attack a Coptic church in Upper Egypt

June 26, 2011 Featured News

25/6/2011 Armed with sticks, Islamic extremists besieged in the church of Saint George in Bani Ahmed, in the Archdiocese of Minya, for five hours threatening to kill the pastor. The church had already been attacked on March 23. The violence was provoked by an attempt to restore the building. Cairo – Hundreds of Salafists yesterday […]

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Muslim Mob Attacks Christian Family in Egypt

June 6, 2010 News

2/6/2010 Washington — International Christian Concern (ICC) has been informed that a group of Muslims attacked the home of an Egyptian Coptic family over a minor unresolved dispute. On May 29, Nabil Shawky and another Christian were standing in line for a government food card issued to lower income families in the village of Kom […]

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