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Two men accused of murdering three Egyptian Coptic monks appear in a South African court

Johannesburg, South Africa AP Two men accused of fatally stabbing three Egyptian monks belonging to the Coptic Orthodox Church this week appeared in a South African court Thursday and will remain in custody until their next court appearance. Saeed Basanda, dressed in a blue T-shirt and with a white bandage wrapped around his left hand, has been […]

Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt church

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Cairo, EgyptAP Egypt was in mourning Monday over a blaze at a Coptic Orthodox church that killed 41 people, but many also raised questions about the emergency response, fire safety codes, and restrictions on building houses of worship for the country’s Christian minority. Neighbourhood residents expressed shock over the fire Sunday, one of Egypt’s deadliest […]

Egypt court sentences man to death for killing Coptic priest

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Cairo, EgyptAP An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced a man to die for the April stabbing death of a Coptic Christian priest in an attack that shocked the Arab world’s most populous nation. Nehru Tawfiq, 60, was convicted in Alexandria criminal court of murder for killing 56-year-old priest Arsanious Wadid and illegal possession of a knife. […]

Egypt urged to protect Christians after murder of Coptic Orthodox priest

BosNewsLife Rights activists have urged Egypt’s government to increase the security of Christians and other minorities after a 50-year-old Coptic Orthodox priest from Upper Egypt was stabbed to death, and another was wounded by a suspected Islamic militant. Fr Samaan Shahata Rizkallah was chased and repeatedly stabbed in the head, neck, and abdomen by a man […]

Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II to visit Australia at end of August

Pope Tawadros II, the Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, will visit Australia at the end of the month. The 10 day visit, which begins on 30th August, will include meetings with the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian as well as see him visit churches and schools in both […]

Terrorist threat forces Egyptian Christians to cancel summer activities

World Watch Monitor The churches of Egypt are temporarily shutting down their summer activities. “I asked all our churches and conference centres to cancel their trips and events for the next three weeks,” Dr Andrea Zaki, president of the Protestant Churches of Egypt, told World Watch Monitor. “There is news they could be targeted by […]