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Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt

Muslim villagers suspected that a Christian teenager who allegedly converted to Islam was being held captive by her family Police have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt. The Friday clashes injured four policemen and seven of the Muslim villagers. Police have made eight arrests. The






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Pope Francis to visit Egypt April 28-29

In what will be his first international trip of the year, Pope Francis will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, April 28-29, showing that interfaith dialogue is a priority. He will visit the country in response to an invitation from His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of al Azhar, Sheikh






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Militants kill two Christians in Egypt’s Sinai

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The murders come days after an ISIS video vowed to increase attacks on minority groups Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have killed two Christians in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, days after an ISIS affiliate group vowed to step up a wave of attacks on Christians. The officials said Saad Hana, 65, was






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ISIS vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

In a video released on Monday, an ISIS affiliate group said Christians are their ‘favourite prey’ An ISIS affiliate group in Egypt released a video on Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country’s Christian. A narrator says






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Coptic Christian teacher shot dead in Egypt

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Gamal Tawfiq, 50, was shot in the head by two militants on a motorbike who followed him as he walked from home to work Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai on Thursday, the second killing of a Christian in less than a week in






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Egyptian cathedral restored after December bombing

Saint Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Cairo has been rebuilt by the Egyptian army corps of engineers after a terrorist attack last month left 27 dead. The restoration was by direct order of President Abdel Fattah Sisi so that Coptic Christians could celebrate the feast of Christmas there. The Egyptian army corps of engineers has completed






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Child injured in Egypt church attack dies

A 10-year-old girl has died of her injuries following the suicide bombing earlier this month Egypt’s state news agency says a 10-year-old girl who was critically wounded in the suicide bombing at a Cairo church earlier this month, has died of her wounds. The fatality raises the death toll from the attack to 27. Egypt’s






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Coptic Christians refuse to give up – But who are they and what do they stand for?

Following the horrific attack on St. Mark’s Cathedral, many are hearing about Coptic Christians for the very first time. According to the Coptic Encyclopedia, the word copt is from the Greek “Aigyptos,” which was derived from “Hikaptah,” one of the names for the first capital of Ancient Egypt, “Memphis.” Today, “Coptic” is an adjective for






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