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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks near Tawadros II during a Liturgy at Nativity of Christ Cathedral in Egypt's administrative capital, Jan. 2, 2020.

Egyptian president commends interreligious ties

Jan 7, 2020

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt attended a Coptic Orthodox Liturgy Monday, praising cooperation between the Christians and Muslims of... Read more

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

In Cairo, a Christmas season tinged with sorrow

Jan 13, 2018

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

Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.

What the world could learn from the witness of Egypt's Christians

Mar 11, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Despite being victims of harassment and violence, Egypt’s Coptic Christians have set a standard of forgiveness that everyone should imitate,... Read more

Tawadros II, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria, presides over a funeral liturgy for victims of the Dec. 11, 2016 bomb attack on his cathedral.

In Egypt, Christians maintain trust in God amid sorrow

Jan 4, 2017

Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos William of Assiut, Egypt, commenting on the Dec. 11, 2016 suicide bomber attack that killed 26... Read more

St. Teresa parish in Assiut, Egypt, attacked by Muslim Brotherhood members in August, 2013.

Despite support from their president, Egypt's Christians are attacked by their neighbors

May 21, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Egypt’s Christians continue to face worrisome persecution, despite the words and actions of its president to show goodwill to the... Read more

St. Teresa parish in Assiut, the see of Coptic Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan, after an Aug. 2013 attack.

Egyptian bishop backs newly drafted constitution

Jan 18, 2014

A Catholic Coptic bishop has said he “very strongly” encourages Christians to accept Egypt's draft constitution for Egypt, voted on... Read more