- Jan 28, 2020
Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom says Christians in Egypt are concerned and saddened, but added “I haven’t heard the word fear used by anybody.” The Church in Egypt is preparing for a more somber Easter, after attacks on Palm Sunday left at least 45 people dead.
As violence against Christians reaches a climax in Egypt, an Islamic State group affiliate released a video vowing more attacks on the country’s Christians, which he identified as the group’s “favorite prey.” The video shows the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December.
During the 92 days Wadie Ramses was held captive in the Egyptian desert, blindfolded and handcuffed, the most terrifying moments came when he could overhear his radical Muslim kidnappers debating whether to behead the Christian doctor or keep him alive to collect a ransom.
CAIRO, Egypt — Andraous Oweida, a 44-year-old construction worker and father of two, has vivid memories of the night of Oct. 9, 2011, when the Egyptian army assaulted a massive crowd of Christian protestors in the Maspero neighborhood of Cairo, killing 22 people and leaving dozens severely wounded. Oweida was