Egyptian Cardinal Antonios Naguib, retired patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church, died March 28 at the age of 87.
Egyptian Coptic Christians
Christians in Egypt Anxiously Await Passage of a Mysterious ‘Status Law’
Coptic Christians in Egypt are desperately waiting for action to be taken on a new law governing the legal status of their worship, which was drafted by leaders of the other main churches in Egypt and the Ministry of Justice several months ago.
Advocacy Group Contradicts Egypt’s Rhetoric on Copts
Last January, the Egyptian embassy in Washington D.C. published a document titled “Strengthening National Unity: Religious Freedom and Diversity in Egypt” that claimed great progress in the treatment of Egypt’s Coptic Christians.
Egypt Cracks Down On Blasphemy Laws
In 2016, an Egyptian court sentenced four Coptic Christian teenagers to five years in prison after they appeared in a 32-second video mocking ISIS, which authorities said was an insult to Islam.
Focolare Members From Egypt Share Gospel, Urge Unity
Several families of Coptic Catholics from Egypt have settled in Staten Island where they continue their pursuit of the Focolare movement, sharing the Gospel in Arabic and English, urging unity, and welcoming all.
Despite Coronavirus Fears, Egypt Refuses to Release Coptic Activists
by Shady Negm On March 21, Egyptian authorities released 15 political opposition figures after there were calls to free thousands of prisoners as a preemptive measure to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus among inmates. However, authorities have refused to release a Coptic Christian researcher who was detained on vague charges, ignoring his family’s […]
Only in Print: Coptic Christians in Egypt Honor 21 Martyrs On Fifth Anniversary | Feb. 29, 2020
Coptic Christians in Egypt earlier this month observed the fifth anniversary of the martyrdom of 21 Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS by dedicating a shrine to the victims and opening a museum at the Church of the Martyrs of Faith and the Homeland in the al-Our village in the Minya governate in Egypt, where most of the martyrs were from.
Only in Print: Coptic Christians Are Still Enduring Brutal Violence in Egypt | February 15, 2020
Gruesome incidents of violence against Christians in Egypt show the danger they continue to face in the Muslim-majority country, despite President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s promises to protect them.
Only in Print: For Coptics, Some Differences With Christmas | December 21, 2019
For Coptic Christians in Egypt, Christmas is celebrated somewhat differently than it is in most of the world, although some traditions are the same.
Coptic Woman Wins Inheritance Case in Egypt
Late last month, an Egyptian higher court granted a Coptic Christian woman equal inheritance with her brothers, overturning the rulings of two lower court judges.