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Archbishop Angaelos

Coptic archbishop: Condemning persecution of non-Christians follows the example of Christ

Christians around the world must speak out against persecution of non-Christians, the Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London told CNA during... Read more

The remains of St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, Surrey, BC

Coptic Orthodox church in British Columbia destroyed in ‘suspicious’ fire

A Coptic Orthodox church in British Columbia was destroyed in a fire on Monday, July 19, just days after an... Read more

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com

Pope Francis: Blood of martyrs slain by ISIS ‘a seed that will bear rich fruit’

The pope praises the 21 Coptic martyrs killed on Feb. 15, 2015. Read more

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

Former Coptic Orthodox monk hanged for bishop's murder

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

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com

Pope Francis praises Coptic Orthodox martyrs as 'saints of all Christians'

Pope Francis has praised the courageous witness of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians killed by ISIS in 2015, calling them... Read more

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

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

Archbishop Angaelos. Courtesy photo.

Amid global Christian persecution, this Coptic archbishop urges unity

A leading Coptic archbishop said that Christians must “walk in the shoes” of those facing global Christian persecution, while overcoming... 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 prays with journalists on a papal flight August 14, 2014.

Pope Francis mourns victims of attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

“I pray for the victims, pilgrims killed just because they are Christians, and I ask Holy Mary to console their... Read more

Monastery of St. Paul First Hermit, Egypt.

At least seven Christians killed in attack on bus in Egypt

At least seven Coptic Christians were killed and 12 more injured in Egypt when a bus traveling to a desert... Read more

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

Monks arrested over suspected murder of Coptic Orthodox bishop

Egyptian police have arrested two men, one a monk and one a former monk, over the death last month of... Read more

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

Coptic Orthodox bishop found dead in suspected murder

A Coptic Orthodox bishop was was found dead as a result of a suspected murder in St. Macarius Monastery in... Read more

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com

Coptic Orthodox to dedicate church to New Martyrs of Libya

The Coptic Orthodox Church will dedicate on Thursday a new church to the 21 Martyrs of Libya, who were beheaded... Read more

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

Let's continue to grow in unity, Francis urges Coptic Orthodox patriarch

Following his trip to Egypt last month, Pope Francis sent a message Wednesday to the head of the Coptic Orthodox... Read more

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

Our martyrs' blood unites us, Francis tells Coptic Orthodox patriarch

Pope Francis closed his first day in Egypt with a visit to Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II, telling him their... Read more

Egypt's Christians to hold restrained Easter services in light of attacks

After two bomb attacks on worshippers at Coptic Orthodox churches on Sunday, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of Minya has announced... 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

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

In call to Coptic Patriarch, Pope says they are united by blood of martyrdom

The day after an explosion at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo killed 25 people, mostly women and children, Pope... 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

Icon of the 21 Martyrs of Libya. Image courtesy of Tony Rezk, via tonyrezk.blogspot.com

Remember the Copts ISIS martyred in Libya? This priest does.

For Christians in Egypt, the possibility of martyrdom is not a remote one.  Read more