Tag: Egypt

‘Multitude’ of Egyptians coming to Christ despite persecution from Muslim extremists

Originally published in The Gospel Herald Despite continued persecution from Muslim extremists, Christians in Egypt remain unwavering in their faith, compelling a “multitude” to come to Christ, church leaders have revealed. The Rev Sameh Hanna, associate pastor at the Evangelical Church in Cairo, told Premier on Monday that the “mood […]

Christians in Egypt told to ‘leave or die’

Originally published in Christian Today As Coptic Christians continue to flee for their lives from the threat of ISIS in Egypt, the head of the Coptic Church in the UK has called out the ‘horrific attacks’ that have claimed 40 Christians in the last three months. His Grace Bishop Angaelos, […]

The actual war on Egypt’s Christians

Copts are under attack. Originally published in The Atlantic Little could dampen the enthusiasm of 13-year-old Tony Atef as he wore his soccer outfit and headed to Egypt’s most successful club, Al Ahly, to partake in the team’s junior soccer try outs. After Tony scored two goals, a coach approached […]

Cairo cathedral bombing: 25 killed, 49 injured

Originally published in Christianity Daily At least 25 people, most of them women, were killed and about 49 were injured in a blast inside Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral complex on Sunday. A bomb exploded in the chapel as Sunday Mass was about to end. President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi said at the […]

Christians targeted for retribution in Egypt

Originally published in New York Times The military’s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi has unleashed a new wave of violence by extremist Muslims against Christians whom they blame for having supported the calls to overthrow Mr. Morsi, Egypt’s first Islamist elected leader, according to rights activists. Since Mr. Morsi’s ouster […]

Bible Society Director says real picture inside Egypt very different from what may be imagined

Originally published in ANS  Images of the unrest and demonstrations in Egypt, where President Mohamed Morsi is reportedly under house arrest, are deeply concerning to people worldwide. Media reports say the military’s actions that deposed Morsi have been denounced by his supporters as a “coup,” and lauded as a “correction” […]

Egyptian military ousts Morsi, suspends constitution

Originally published by Fox News Egypt’s top military commander announced Wednesday President Mohammed Morsi had been ousted and replaced by the chief justice of the constitutional court as the interim head of state. In addition, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the country’s constitution has been temporarily suspended and new elections would […]

Egypt is at a crossroads, says Coptic Bishop

Will religious extremism or tolerance mark the future of Egypt? By World Watch Monitor A “big force” is pushing Egypt towards greater conservatism and religious extremism, according to Bishop Thomas of the El-Qussia and Mair Diocese in Upper Egypt. However, he said he still believes Egypt can enjoy transformation of […]