Alexandria Palm Sunday bombing, one year on – lone dad who lost his wife, uncle and nephew

Alexandria Palm Sunday bombing, one year on – lone dad who lost his wife, uncle and nephew
On Palm Sunday 2017, Magid was selling palm branches with his wife and son by the gate of St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt, when a suicide bomber detonated his device near them, killing Magid’s wife, Hannan. Eight worshippers, four Muslim police officers and four Muslim passers-by were killed, and 35 . . . Read More

Weary Copts urge Pope Francis to challenge Sisi over attacks and chronic discrimination

Weary Copts urge Pope Francis to challenge Sisi over attacks and chronic discrimination
Egyptian Copts have welcomed Pope Francis’ “insistence” that his visit to Cairo this week go ahead despite the recent attacks on two churches that killed 45 worshippers. The head of the Catholic Church will arrive in Cairo on Friday and visit President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar . . . Read More