Parents of student tortured to death in Egypt urge Pope to take up case during papal visit

The parents of Giulio Regeni have called on Pope Francis to seek information about their son The family of an Italian graduate student tortured to death in Egypt is urging Pope Francis to seek information about the case during his upcoming visit to Cairo. The parents of Giulio Regeni made the appeal on Monday at… Continue reading Parents of student tortured to death in Egypt urge Pope to take up case during papal visit

Coptic Christian teacher shot dead in Egypt

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… Continue reading Coptic Christian teacher shot dead in Egypt

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… Continue reading Egyptian cathedral restored after December bombing

Terrorists responsible for St. Mark's Cathedral attack finally named

When St. Mark’s Cathedral was attacked, 25 people – primarily women and children – were killed. At least 25 people were killed and another 49 were injured in the explosion. The investigation continues but many witnesses reported a bomb was placed in the women’s seating section of the cathedral by a woman who then left… Continue reading Terrorists responsible for St. Mark's Cathedral attack finally named

Suspect in Cairo bombing was a teenager ‘radicalised after police torture’

The suspect belonged to a terrorist cell funded by exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders The young man suspected of blowing himself up inside a Cairo chapel during Sunday Mass, killing at least 24 people, had been arrested and beaten by police two years ago after allegedly taking part in an Islamist demonstration, his lawyer has said.… Continue reading Suspect in Cairo bombing was a teenager ‘radicalised after police torture’

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… Continue reading Bombing of Coptic chapel during Mass in Cairo kills 25 people