Tag: Egypt

Coptic Orthodox Church postpones reopening - for a reason

Many Christian communities feel the societal tension about COVID and do not want to risk accusations of spreading the virus

Coptic Christians still underrepresented in Parliament

Without actual data on the Christian presence in the country, Coptic Christians will not see proportional representation

Attempted attack on Orthodox church in Egypt

The incident resulted in no casualties or damages to the church. The police identified the attacker and arrested him.

Abductors of Egyptian Christian woman apprehended

Rania Abd el-Messiah, an Egyptian Christian woman was kidnapped on the 23rd of April and apparently forced to convert to Islam.

Seventy church buildings approved in Egypt

Amid some controversial legal issues, Egyptian authorities have legalised the building of seventy places of worship.

Egyptian Christian’s custody extended

Rami Kamil's detention was extended for 45 days.

Egyptian Church condemns Islamic State attack on soldiers in North Sinai

The Council of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops expressed “full solidarity" with the government against “such evil terrorism".

Egyptian Christian woman kidnapped and presumably forced to convert

Based on her body language other Christians believe her conversion was compulsory.

Police kill militants in Cairo who had been planning attack on Coptic Christians

The suspects were planning attacks on the country’s Coptic Christians during the Holy Week and Easter Sunday.

74 Christian churches and places of worship have been legally approved in Egypt

Since 2016, out of 5540 requests, 1,568 churches have been legalised.