Coptic church head Pope Tawadros urges self-restraint in face of Egypt sectarian violence

14/8/13 (JNS.org) The head of Egypt’s Coptic church, Pope Tawadros II, urged the Egyptian people to prevent bloodshed and violence in the face of growing sectarian violence. “I call on everybody, with my utmost love, to protect the lives of Egyptians,” Pope Tawadros said on his official Twitter account, according to a translation by AllAfrica.com. “I ask all Egyptians to ...

Christian persecutions continues in Mideast, Asia and Africa

4/4/13 (JNS.org) Christians continue to be persecuted in the Middle East, Asia and Africa through church attacks, blasphemy accusations and murders, states a summary by the Gatestone Institute of such incidents during January 2013. Four Coptic Christian-owned stores were torched in January in Egypt, and Egyptian authorities also neutralized a car filled with explosives before it could ...