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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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ISIS claims responsibility for Cairo church bombing

The attack on Sunday in Egypt’s capital left 24 Coptic Christians dead. ISIS claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bombing at a Cairo church two days earlier that killed 24 Coptic Christians, highlighting a new escalation of violence in Egypt against civilians and Christians in particular. In a statement circulated online, it said the






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Bombing of Coptic chapel during Mass in Cairo kills 25 people

The attack is one of the deadliest against Egypt’s Christians in recent memory A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday Mass, one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory and a grim reminder of Egypt’s






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