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A lifesize statue of Blessed Carlo Acutis created by Matteo and Daniela Perathoner

Pope Francis blesses Carlo Acutis statue for orphanage in Egypt

Pope Francis has blessed a statue of Carlo Acutis, the first millennial to be beatified, which will be sent to... Read more

A Coptic Christian boy lights a candle at a church in Cairo.

Christian activist’s arrest in Egypt prompts warnings of crackdown on dissent

Human rights groups have voiced concern over the arrest of a Coptic Christian activist in Egypt, on terrorism-related charges. Critics... Read more

Pope Francis with Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria in Cairo, Egypt on April 28, 2017.

Pope Francis sends Christmas greetings to Coptic Christians

Pope Francis sent Christmas and New Year’s greetings to Coptic Christians and all Egyptians upon the inauguration of a major... Read more

Pope Francis with Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, in Cairo, April 28, 2017.

Bishop's murder draws attention to tensions in Coptic Orthodox Church

Last month's murder of Bishop Epiphanius, the abbot of St. Macarius Monastery in the Egyptian desert, has highlighted tension in... Read more

A Coptic child lights a candle at a church in Cairo.

In Cairo, a Christmas season tinged with sorrow

A Coptic child lights a candle at a church in Cairo. Credit: Christopher Rose via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).  Read more

Dozens of Egyptian Christians killed in bus attack (Updated)

An attack on a bus carrying Christian pilgrims in Egypt on Friday killed at least 28 people, including children, and... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his May 3, 2017, general audience in St. Peter's Square.

After visit, Pope Francis says Egypt is a 'sign of hope'

On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Egypt, saying that given its rich biblical and cultural history, the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, April 28, 2017.

Pope tells Egypt's authorities they have key role in brokering peace

Shortly after landing in Egypt on Friday, Pope Francis denounced violent fundamentalism in his speech to civil authorities, telling them... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter Square, Feb. 22, 2017.

Ahead of trip, Pope Francis sends message of joy to Egypt

Pope Francis expressed his joy for his upcoming trip to Cairo in a video message, saying he hopes to bring... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 7, 2016.

Pope Francis refuses bullet-proof vehicle for Egypt trip

Pope Francis will not use a bulletproof vehicle during his trip to Egypt this weekend, despite recent terror attacks against... Read more

An anti-Christians slogan on Saint Cyril church in Cairo.

13 planning attacks on Christians arrested in Egypt

Egyptian police on Sunday arrested 13 people who were planning attacks against Christians and public institutions in the country.  Read more

St. Catherine's Monastery.

Fears rise in Egypt after ISIS attack near ancient monastery

Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint near an historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Egypt, killing one and wounding four.  Read more

Prayer candles.

Global bishops unite in prayer following Egypt church bombings

Following the murder of Christians in Egypt through two bombings during Palm Sunday liturgies, bishops around the world joined Pope... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peters Square for the general audience Sept. 21 2016.

Despite deadly attacks, Pope Francis will still go to Egypt

The Vatican confirmed Monday that Pope Francis' trip to Egypt at the end of the month will go on as... Read more

Pope Francis at The Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015.

Pope prays for victims of attack on church in Egypt

After a bomb blast killed nearly 30 people during Palm Sunday celebrations in Egypt, Pope Francis voiced his closeness to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the grand imam Sheik Ahmed Muhammad Al Tayyib at the Vatican May 23, 2016.

Pope Francis to visit Egypt April 28-29

In what will be his first international trip of the year, Pope Francis will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, April... Read more

Coptic church.

Egypt's Christians are being driven out – will the world notice?

A spike in attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, spurred by a video threat from ISIS, has drawn the prayers... Read more

St. Mark's Coptic Cathedral, Cairo.

Egyptian cathedral restored after December bombing

The Egyptian army corps of engineers has completed the restoration of Saint Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, where a terrorist... Read more

St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, as it appeared in 2011.

Attack on Cairo's Coptic Orthodox cathedral kills 25

At least 25 persons were killed Sunday when a bomb exploded at a chapel attached to St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox... Read more

The dedication Mass of the first Catholic church on the Sinai peninsula, Our Lady of Peace, in Sharm El-Sheik, Feb. 15, 2015.

Will Egypt take step towards religious freedom with new law?

Christians in Egypt are hoping that a new law will make it easier for them to build churches, particularly after... Read more