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Coptic church.

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

Mar 2, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

Jan 5, 2017

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

Dec 11, 2016

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?

Aug 30, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Vigil in St. Peter's Square, April 2, 2016.

Pope takes new step in relaunching dialogue with Al-Azhar

Jul 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

Less than two months after one of Sunni Islam’s highest authorities came to the Vatican following several years of icy... Read more

al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo.

Pope Francis wants more dialogue with Islam. Is Egypt the key?

Feb 25, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For Pope Francis, dialogue with Islam is a core issue. He recently voiced hopes to meet a major Sunni leader:... Read more

Prayer vigil outside the White House remembers 21 murdered Coptic Christians in Libya.

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

Feb 22, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS last week is shining a light... Read more

Saint Teresa Church in Assiut, Egypt.

Egyptian Christians feel safer, though Islamism still looms

Oct 23, 2014

While problems still exist, Christians in Egypt feel “much safer” under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a former military... Read more

Bishop Adel Zaky of the Vicariate Apostolic of Alexandria.

Egyptian election gives hope to Christians, bishop says

Jun 3, 2014

Egypt's Roman Catholic bishop has welcomed the election of Abdel Fattah El Sisi as the country’s new president, saying his... Read more