CatholicCulture: Conversions to Christianity on the Rise in Egypt

By Catholic World News

The situation of Coptic Christians in Egypt has improved since the 2013 military overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood, and conversions from Islam to Coptic Christianity are on the rise, according to a report that appears on the website of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

“Organizations close to Christians of the East, and to Copts themselves, speak about a rise in the number of conversions to Christianity,” the report stated. “The figure is hard to determine as those who convert may face judiciary follow-ups or deaths if their conversion is revealed in broad day.”

“It is not the political power which oppresses us, but directly the kin,” one recent convert was quoted as saying. “If a Muslim is converted, his family and neighbors may beat him, or even kill him, for this amounts to treason.”

Read the full article here.

_______________________________________
Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

written by
avatar
Orthodox Christian Network brings you news of events and people…
Related Posts

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I have exciting news! This week, the Orthodox Christian Network surpassed 500,000 Facebook fans, making our ministry the largest Orthodox Christian presence on the internet. Thank you! Because of your support;

  • – Our programs have a weekly reach of five million people on Facebook.
  • – 75% of our fans are under the age of 34.
  • – OCN is watched, read and listened to in 196 countries.

Please join us in celebrating this tremendous success by giving to the “10 Cent A Day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Help us continue our mission of comforting, inspiring and informing the next generation of Orthodox Christians, persecuted Christians and faith-seekers around the world.

On behalf of all of the Orthodox Christian Network, I thank you for 20 years of support for our beloved ministry.

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

$
     Click Here »