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  • Egypt IS leader vows to escalate attacks on Christians

    Egypt IS leader vows to escalate attacks on Christians

    • May 7, 2017

    The group of IS affiliates in Egypt claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that struck two of the country’s Coptic Christian churches last month, killing over 45 worshippers and prompting the president to declare a three-month state of emergency.

  • Christians in Middle East call Pope Francis’s visit to Egypt a blessing

    Christians in Middle East call Pope Francis’s visit to Egypt a blessing

    • May 2, 2017

    Christian leaders in the region say Pope Francis’s April 28-29 trip to Egypt was a great success. The pope has backed Egypt’s efforts to tackle Islamic militancy, saying the country has a special role to play in forging regional peace as well as in “vanquishing all violence and terrorism.”

  • Pope tells Egypt religious never to fear or flee from the cross

    Pope tells Egypt religious never to fear or flee from the cross

    • Apr 29, 2017

    Pope Francis met with Egypt’s priests, religious, and seminarians at Cairo’s Al-Maadi Seminary on the final day of his April 28-29 visit to the country, intended to both offer support to local Christians and strengthen interfaith and ecumenical ties in the region. Given Egypt’s rich monastic history, the pontiff told the religious to draw from the example of figures such as Saint Paul the Hermit, Saint Anthony and the Desert Fathers.

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