Egypt gunmen open fire on Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo

21/10/13 Three people, including a girl aged eight, died when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo. At least nine others were wounded in the attack in Giza, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Egypt's Coptic Christian community has been targeted by some Islamists who accuse the ...

Patriarch of Alexandria: Pray For All

Maria Arkouli-7/7/13 In an exclusive statement to Real.gr, the Patriarch of Alexandria, Theodore, expressed his anxiety about the difficult times Egypt is experiencing, while at the same time he sends everywhere a message for the future of the Orthodox Church and of the Greeks of Egypt. Patriarch Theodore, immediately after the Egyptian Army communique ousted President Mohammed ...

Leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church blasts country’s president over handling of recent deadly sectarian violence

10/4/13 The leader ofĀ Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church on Tuesday blasted the country's Islamist president over his handling of the recent deadly sectarian violence, including an attack on the main cathedral in Cairo. The remarks by Pope Tawadros II underscore rising Muslim-Christian tensions in Egypt. They were Tawadros' first direct criticism of President Mohammed Morsi since he was ...

Egypt thwarts bid to attack Coptic church

7/1/13 The Egyptian army foiled a bid to attack a Coptic church in the Rafah border town with Gaza as the minority Christian community began celebrating its Christmas. Army units foiled the attack against the Rafah church, seizing a car packed with explosives and weapons, according to MENA news. Another car carrying masked men sped away as the ...