Christians in Egypt Demand Security Amidst Rising Attacks

Christians in Egypt Demand Security Amidst Rising Attacks

01/04/2017 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 2, 2017, an Islamic radical killed a Christian shopkeeper outside of his own store in the popular Montazah District of Alexandria. Youssef Lamei was smoking a pipe outside of his shop when he was...

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Muslim Mob in Egypt Attacks Christian Homes after Rumors of Church Construction

Muslim Mob in Egypt Attacks Christian Homes after Rumors of Church Construction

Enraged Mob Yells, “Egypt Will Remain Islamic!” 06/20/2016 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Muslim mob looted and torched Christian property and homes in Al-Beida village, Egypt on June 17, after rumors spread of a Christian-owned building being turned into a local...

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Egyptian President Vows to Rebuild Churches

Egyptian President Vows to Rebuild Churches

  According to an article on EGYPTIAN STREETS, “Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi vowed during a speech at Coptic Christmas Mass to rebuild and renovate all churches and homes that had been torched during violence in 2013.” Referring to damage done to Coptic churches in 2013,  President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi...

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ISIS Beheads 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians for Being “People of the Cross”

ISIS Beheads 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians for Being “People of the Cross”

ISIS released a video on Sunday of the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. According to a spokesman from the Coptic Orthodox Church, the video is real and the Islamic State did kill all 21 Egyptian Christians. In the video, which appeared first on Twitter, militants...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 16, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 16, 2015

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are this week’s top stories: The Orthodox Church gets a new saint. The IOCC is on a mission to keep Syria’s children warm this...

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Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to Visit Egypt for the First Time Saturday

Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch to visit Egypt for the first time Saturday By Hana Afifi | Ahram Online The Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Mathias I will visit Egypt for the first time on Saturday, the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church announced Monday. The six-day visit came after an invitation from Pope Tawadros II of...

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CatholicCulture: Conversions to Christianity on the Rise in Egypt

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...

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Ahram: Ban on women’s trousers in church sparks protest at Abbasiya Cathedral

Ahram: Ban on women’s trousers in church sparks protest at Abbasiya Cathedral

Tens of Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Christians entered the main cathedral in Cairo on Wednesday while Pope Tawadros II was speaking to protest against a decision from a bishop for women to wear more “modest” clothing during holy communion. Last month, Bishop Bishoy of Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh governorates ordered for...

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Two Modern Artists with Orthodox Christian Themes

Two Modern Artists with Orthodox Christian Themes

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. This week, we are finishing our two-part series on Orthodox artists, past and present, whose work combines creativity with themes from their Orthodox Christian faith. Last week, we...

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CNN: Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

CNN: Extremism Fuels Abuse of Christians in Mideast

Raymond Ibrahim’s new opinion piece just published on CNN argues that extremism breeds extremism, and that Christians are suffering greater persecution today than at any time in their history. Read on to see if you agree with him. Extremism fuels abuse of Christians in Mideast By Raymond Ibrahim CNN Editor’s...

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