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By Wael Eskandar “People talk about human rights, but what about God’s rights?” said Pope Tawadros in his sermon on the eve of Coptic Christmas on 6 January. These words, and most others in the same sermon rang hollow, as I recalled the opening lines of chapter thirteen in the book of Corinthians: “If I …
Kidnappings are latest in string of attacks on Egyptians in restive neighbouring state
Kidnappings follow the killing of an Egyptian family by extremist groups
Committee holds government accountable for the number of casualties, issues recommendations
Situation of Christians to be discussed with Al-Sisi; EGP 21m paid in six months as ransom for kidnapped Copts, Nagib Gabriel says
Scores of Christians flee Mosul amid continued prosecution by Islamist extremists
Security forces in Mosul wilted in the face of the onslaught, in some cases abandoning uniforms and even vehicles in their haste to flee.
Coptic Christians have, since 1952, lived according to what might be considered a tacit agreement between the church and the state, one whereby the state committed itself to the protection of Copts, the principles and rules of equality before the law, and equal opportunity, and the church reciprocated by absorbing the activities of Coptic Christians …
Christians of all denominations celebrated the start of the Holy Week
Egyptian Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday. The ceremony is a landmark in the Christian calendar, marking the triumphant return of Christ to Jerusalem the week before his death, when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. (AFP Photos/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)
Pope Tawadros II calls Minister of Defence Al-Sisi a “hero” who “saved Egypt”
The doctor in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura performed the dangerous procedure at a private clinic.
Bishop Mouneer condemns the massacre of Muslims by Christian forces
The holiday marks the end of Christmas in Eastern tradition
In churches all over Egypt Christians attended services to celebrate Christmas, one of the main religious celebrations in the Coptic faith.
Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s 86 million people and constitute the largest Christian community in the Middle East, have long complained of official discrimination and feared attacks by radical Islamists.
Amid reports Christians are being ‘punished’ for the actions of Western powers, some faith experts have warned that Christianity is in danger of becoming extinct in its own cradle.
Coptic Orthodox Church anticipates a return to stability for the country
Orthodox Church Pope thanks Mansour and Al-Sisi in his sermon following the attack
Political parties and prominent figures strongly condemn an attack on a Christian wedding that left four dead
New report chronicles sectarian violence in Egypt
Police launch operation to find gunmen who fired on a Bishop’s vehicle on Monday
ECPSS: August worst month of sectarian violence in modern Egyptian history
Philip Whitfield Brave reporting by Hamza Hendawi. His Associated Press copy from Dalga makes your blood boil. Morsi supporters are ethnically cleansing Christians in a town a hop skip and a jump from Tahrir Square. The police stand idly by while 20,000 Christian homes and businesses are torched. An Orthodox priest’s house is burned down. …
Arab civil society organistations blame “lack of political will” for human rights infringements
Islamists lashed out at Coptic Christians in Minya, accusing them of backing the military that toppled Morsi
EIPR blames Islamist leaders for violence that was triggered by inciting hate speech, while security forces have been “negligent” in dealing with violence
A security vacuum in Upper Egypt leaves churches vulnerable
Military promises to rebuild damaged churches
Human rights groups criticise state for failing to protect citizens from violence