Egypt Allows More Churches Amid Persecution

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.

Dozens Killed In Egypt Church Blaze

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.

Egypt Charges Muslim With Killing Christian

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.

Middle East Council of Churches meets in Egypt

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.

Egypt grants legal status to over 200 more churches

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 Frees Nine Christians Detained At Rally

Egypt has released nine Christians detained after protesting against the Egyptian authorities’ refusal to permit their church to rebuild, Christians told Worthy News.

Egypt: Coptic Archbishop stabbed to death, declared a martyr

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.

Egypt Priest Killing Raises Questions

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.

Egypt Detains Nine For Demanding New Church Building

Nine Egyptian Christians are detained on “terrorism” charges after peacefully protesting against the refusal of Egyptian authorities to allow the rebuilding of a church, an advocacy group says.

Egypt: Three Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic extremists

A mob of six Islamic extremists slaughtered three Coptic Christian brothers in Egypt earlier this month, cutting up and mutilating the bodies in what the killers said was revenge for the death of a relative 70 years ago, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Egypt: Coptic Christians charged with terrorism

Nine Coptic Christians in Egypt are in prison, charged with committing an act of terrorism after participating in a peaceful protest requesting permission to rebuild their destroyed church in the Minya Governorate, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Egypt: Teachers attack Coptic Christian students in school

The headmaster and other teachers at the Al-Thawra school in Upper Egypt’s Minya Governorate earlier this month ordered their Coptic Christian students to remove any jewelry with a cross, and then beat them, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

‘Egypt Christians Beaten For Wearing Cross’

Several Christian students in southern Egypt were beaten after being told to remove pendants or bracelets bearing a cross, rights activists said Wednesday.

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