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Coptic church.

Christians in Egypt embark on construction of churches as persecution ebbs

Jun 26, 2024

By ACI Africa

Church projects that had been halted in Egypt when the North African nation was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood are... Read more

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

Arsonists burn down homes of Egypt’s beleaguered Christians

Apr 24, 2024

By Martin Barillas

Muslim extremists set on fire several homes of Christians in Minya, a province in southern Egypt, in a continuation of... Read more

Cardinal Antonios Naguib (1935-2022).

Pope Francis mourns Egyptian cardinal whose life was marked by ‘faith and priestly zeal’

Mar 29, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Antonios Naguib died in Cairo at the age of 87. Read more

Jihadist silhouette.

The beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians was 'just the beginning'

Dec 22, 2015

By Elise Harris

While the days of the Muslim Brotherhood are over, one expert says the February murder of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the episcopal ordination of Bishop Fernando Vergez on Nov. 15, 2013

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

Dec 9, 2013

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis concelebrated his daily Mass this morning with the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, offering prayers for peace, and... Read more

Samuel Tadros speaks at the Hudson Institute on August 23, 2013.

Scholars say Copts leaving Egypt face challenges of identity

Aug 26, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Coptic Christians must turn to their centuries-long history of overcoming obstacles as they seek to maintain their identity while fleeing... Read more

Protesters take part in the Egyptian March on Washington D.C. August 22, 2013.

Protest over Egypt violence draws hundreds to nation's capital

Aug 23, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Hundreds of Egyptian Christians and Muslims gathered in Washington. D.C., on Aug. 22 to protest acts of terror directed against... Read more

Coptic Catholic Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, Egypt.

Egyptian bishop: Christians live in fear as attacks continue

Aug 21, 2013

Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, Egypt, said that Christians in his country are running out of food, but are “afraid... Read more

An Egyptian man stands amongst debris in the Nasr City district on August 14, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

Egyptian patriarch calls recent violence a 'war' on terrorism

Aug 19, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The head of the Coptic Catholic Church has expressed solidarity with other Egyptians over the wave of violence that has... Read more

Egyptian security forces clear Cairo protest camps Aug 14-2013.

Pope, religious freedom advocates lament Egyptian violence

Aug 15, 2013

Pope Francis joined proponents of religious liberty in voicing grief at the “painful news” of more than 600 deaths and... Read more

Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan of Assiut.

Egyptian police accused of siding with cathedral attackers

Apr 20, 2013

A media representative for Egypt's Catholic bishops echoed concerns that police sided with Islamic extremists who attacked a funeral service... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square.

Benedict XVI sends encouragement to new Coptic Orthodox head

Nov 5, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI congratulated the new leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian Church as Christian minorities throughout the region... Read more

Rep. Chris Smith.

Hearing outlines forced marriages, conversions in Egypt

Jul 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A recent hearing in the nation's capital drew attention to the growing accounts of Coptic women in Egypt being kidnapped... Read more

Coptic Catholic Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, Egypt.

Catholic leaders react to Egyptian presidential election

Jun 25, 2012

The victory speech of newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has encouraged Coptic Catholic Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, who... Read more