An Egyptian-born church leader from Georgia, USA preached the gospel to over 17,500 people at an evangelistic event in Egypt earlier this month, with nearly 8,000 people responding to a call to put their faith in Christ, Christian Index reports.
Islamic extremists in Upper Egypt set fire to the home of a Christian man on the incorrect notion that he was starting a house-church there, Barnabas Fund reports.
Christians have launched a campaign for a 5-year-old Egyptian Coptic boy who was reportedly taken away from his adoptive parents by Egyptian authorities at age four and forced to become a Muslim.
Egypt’s foreign ministry announced Friday that six Coptic Egyptian Christian men who were kidnapped by a criminal gang in Libya earlier this month have been released, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
There was concern Thursday about the plight of six Egyptian Christians abducted in Libya after previous killings of Christian believers there.
Three radicalized Egyptian Muslim men who were caught on camera attacking and stripping naked a 70-year-old Coptic Christian grandmother in 2016 have had their former acquittals upheld by Egypt’s highest court of appeals, Coptic Solidarity (CS) reports.
Egypt’s government has legalized thousands of church buildings, but persecution of Christians is still happening in several parts of the Muslim-majority nation, Christian investigators say.
A Coptic Christian farmer and his son were shot dead by Islamic State insurgents in the Sinai peninsula, Egypt, at the end of last month, Watani International reports.
At least 41 people, mostly children, were killed and 55 injured Sunday in a fire inside a church in the Egyptian city of Giza, part of the Greater Cairo Area, church and security sources said.
Enraged Muslim extremists in Egypt attacked the homes of many Coptic Christians in Luxor governate last month, after the government formally recognized the Church of Michael the Archangel, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
A Christian man in Egypt is facing five years in prison after being convicted of having posted social media content considered to promote contempt for Islam, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Egyptian authorities have charged a Muslim man with the murder of 30-year-old Egyptian Christian Kyrillos Megally, who died in hospital on June 7, three days after being attacked.
The General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) has been able to hold a meeting in Egypt for the first time, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. That this Christian organization was allowed to meet in Egypt is notable, given that the country ranks 20 on the US Open Doors World Watch List of top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.
Nine Coptic Christians who were imprisoned in Egypt for protesting the delayed government authorization for their church to be rebuilt have now been released, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has decided to grant legal status to 239 more churches and places of worship, in a move welcomed by Christian rights activists, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) reports.
Egypt has released nine Christians detained after protesting against the Egyptian authorities’ refusal to permit their church to rebuild, Christians told Worthy News.
Egypt has registered its largest single batch of churches and church-affiliated buildings in a move that Christians hope will reduce hostility towards them in the Muslim-majority nation.
A man has been charged with killing a Coptic Orthodox priest in the coastal city of Alexandria in northern Egypt, Christian sources said Thursday.
A Coptic Archbishop who was stabbed to death on a street in Egypt earlier this month has been declared a martyr by the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Alexandria, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Archbishop Arsanious Wadidw was dressed in clerical attire and clearly identifiable as a priest when he was murdered by a lone knifeman as he handed out Ramadan gifts in Alexandria’s Maharam Bek District on April 7.
A Coptic Orthodox priest has been killed in the coastal city of Alexandria in northern Egypt amid ongoing concerns about Islamic extremism in the country, rights activists confirmed Monday.