- Dec 5, 2019
Egyptian security officials say gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country’s Christian minority.
A leading Egyptian Jesuit says fundamentalists want to cause conflicts among Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
Tens of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed across Egypt Saturday to beef up security for minority Christians and their churches on the eve of Orthodox Christmas.
In the wake of a gunman’s attack on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo Dec. 29, killing at least nine people, a U.S. bishop urged Catholics to “pray for peace in Egypt and the Middle East and for all victims of religious and political hatred.”
In his final Angelus address of 2017, Pope Francis expressed “closeness” to Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt recently struck by attacks, asking God to “convert the hearts” of those who carry out such violence.
At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb.