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Will Egypt take step towards religious freedom with new law?

Aug 30, 2016 - 06:00 am .- Christians in Egypt are hoping that a new law will make it easier for them to build churches, particularly after old laws effectively forced Christians to celebrate Mass in house churches.

Remember the Copts ISIS martyred in Libya? This priest does.

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:08 am .- For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one.

In Egypt, Christians can suffer under strict laws โ€“ and a pattern of lawlessness

Mar 11, 2016 - 05:02 pm .- Four Coptic Christian teenagers face up to five years in prison after an Egyptian court found them guilty of insulting Islam, continuing a trend of blasphemy accusations in a country whose Christian minority lacks many basic social and legal protections.

For Coptic Christians, threat of martyrdom is part of daily life

Feb 22, 2015 - 04:37 pm .- The brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS last week is shining a light on the reality faced by many of Egypt’s Christians on a daily basis.  

Twenty-one Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya

Jan 14, 2015 - 03:12 pm .- A Libyan affiliate of the Islamic State claimed the abduction of 21 Coptic Christians on Monday, releasing pictures of those they had captured.

Pope urges Egyptian Christians to 'Be strong, do not fear!'

Dec 9, 2013 - 06:41 am .- Pope Francis concelebrated his daily Mass this morning with the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, offering prayers for peace, and renewing his call for religious freedom throughout the Middle East.

Scholars say Copts leaving Egypt face challenges of identity

Aug 26, 2013 - 05:32 pm .- Coptic Christians must turn to their centuries-long history of overcoming obstacles as they seek to maintain their identity while fleeing violence amid Egyptian upheaval, scholars said at a recent event.

Protest highlights treatment of Coptic Christians in Libya

Mar 19, 2013 - 02:01 am .- Christians gathered in front of the Libyan Embassy in Washington, D.C., on March 14 to peacefully protest the recent detainment and torture of Copts in Libya.

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