Solidarity for Egypt’s beleaguered Christians during first Coptic papal visit to UK

Solidarity for Egypt’s beleaguered Christians during first Coptic papal visit to UK
British Christian and political leaders praised Egypt’s embattled Coptic Christians during Pope Tawadros II’s pastoral visit to the UK, the first by a Coptic Pope. Tawadros’ visit follows Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt during which he told the head of the Coptic Church: “The innocent blood of defenceless Christians was . . . Read More

Egyptian Copt widow: ‘Gunmen who killed my husband and son then ticked them off their IS hit-list’

Egyptian Copt widow: ‘Gunmen who killed my husband and son then ticked them off their IS hit-list’
A Coptic Christian mother in North Sinai who saw her son and husband killed in front of her in their home says she then saw the gunman calmly tick off her loved ones from a hit-list he carried. In an exclusive interview with World Watch Monitor, Nabila Fawzi Hanna, 65, . . . Read More

Copts attacked, forced to settle for nothing, in absence of Egyptian justice

Copts attacked, forced to settle for nothing, in absence of Egyptian justice
Eight Christian homes were attacked and an equal number of Copts were detained after Muslims in an Egyptian village went on a rampage following rumours of a house church being built. The attack last week in Saft el-Khirsa (180km south of Cairo) trails more than a dozen others that have, . . . Read More

Egypt seeks international help against IS after 21 Christians beheaded

Egypt seeks international help against IS after 21 Christians beheaded
Egypt began seven days of national mourning after Islamist militants released a graphic video on 15 February, depicting the mass beheading of 20 Coptic Christians and a Ghanaian Christian in Libya. Originally it was believed that all 21 men were Coptic Egyptians, but on 25 February MidEast Christian News confirmed . . . Read More