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A Coptic Orthodox church in Old Cairo, a historic area of the Egyptian capital.

Report declares treatment of Christian minority women and girls a ‘human rights catastrophe’

Nov 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

The study says that in some cases forced conversions could amount to ‘genocide.’ Read more

Pope Francis participates in an interreligious meeting at the site of Ur, outside Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 6, 2021.

What a Dominican priest from the Midwest has learned about Catholic-Muslim dialogue since 9/11

Sep 14, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Real-life relationships and a “holy curiosity” must be the basis for Catholic-Muslim dialogue, says a Dominican priest whose college discussions... Read more

Saint Macarius Monastery in Egypt's Beheira governorate, November 2010.

Former Coptic Orthodox monk hanged for bishop's murder

May 10, 2021

Wael Saad, a former monk of the Coptic Orthodox Church, was executed on Sunday for the 2018 murder of Bishop... Read more

The national flag of Egypt.

Coptic Orthodox Christian executed by ISIS affiliates in Egypt

Apr 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a video, 62-year-old Nabil Habashy Salama can be seen being killed by a gunshot Read more

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

Pope Francis blesses Carlo Acutis statue for orphanage in Egypt

Mar 19, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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

Nov 27, 2019

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

Jan 7, 2019

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

Aug 20, 2018

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

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

Dozens of Egyptian Christians killed in bus attack (Updated)

May 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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'

May 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Apr 28, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Apr 25, 2017

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

Apr 25, 2017

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

Apr 20, 2017

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

Apr 19, 2017

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

Apr 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

Apr 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Apr 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Mar 18, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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