One of the survivors of the massacre of 29 Egyptian Christians in Minya in May said that the Islamic State extremists forced the women off the bus and ordered them to renounce their faith in Christ, but the Copts refused.
Egyptian churches on Thursday suspended pilgrimages, holidays and conferences for the remainder of July and August after authorities warned them about possible attacks by Islamic militants.
At least 44 people were killed in bomb attacks on the symbolic cathedral seat of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and troop deployments across Egypt.
Hundreds of Christians in Egypt's North Sinai province fled the area Friday after the Islamic State terror group killed seven Christians in just three weeks.
Egypt is scheduled to vote as early as next month on a law that would ease the country’s historic restrictions on church construction.
In Egypt, so-called reconciliation meetings often intimidate Coptic Christians into surrendering their legal rights while their Muslim assailants avoid any punishment for their violence.
The tent where an Egyptian Christian congregation had met was set afire and completely destroyed this month by Islamist arsonists.
A court in Alexandria has blocked the demolition of a church, thereby setting a landmark legal precedent for every city in Egypt.
The Egyptian Army has finally begun to rebuild the country's churches as per a promise made by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi almost three years ago.
A mob of Muslims threw stones at a church and attacked four Christian homes in El Oula, Egypt’s Alexandria governorate on Sept. 20 after local authorities attempted to return stolen property to its rightful owner.
An Egyptian Christian who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly evangelizing Muslims in Cairo could be held indefinitely on bogus blasphemy charges, according to Morning Star News.