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Background: The Holy Family (Child Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and Saint Joseph) are believed to have visited Asyūṭ, Egypt around 2000 years ago. This revelation is very important to Coptic Christians in Egypt, and the monastery is therefore a place often visited by them. The degree of significance and...
Text of lecture about a declining Christianity in the Middle East. Dalrymple compares between his travels in the mid nineties to when he collected material for his book ‘From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East,’ and recently travelled to the areas he had visited...
Different reports on whether or not Christians in Islamic countries are persecuted: 30.1 Hermann Schalück OFM Persecuted Christians? Introduction 30.2 Johannes Müller SJ Religious Freedom - Aspirations and Reality Reflections on the Complex Relationship between Christians and Muslims 30.3 Theodor...
Subtitle: Not all the money in the world would compensate for the souls that have been lost [the victims].. and who will compensate for the property and the houses that have been damaged? In this article, the author is trying to prove that heavenly justice precedes judicial justice. He then...
We discussed with Bishop Bissenti the possibility of the presence of foreign fingers in the matter, about the American law of religious persecution - whether it had tempted the Copts to start problems from inside Egypt, and about the suggestion of a delegation from [the US] Congress visiting Egypt...
There is a new wave of attacks in the form of advertisements in western media from emigrant Copts. For the thousandth time, emigrant Copts continue their cheap trials to destroy the national unity by claiming that Egypt has become a place for sectarianism and that having a tattoo of a cross or...
Egypt’s state prosecutor called yesterday for two brothers who killed a Coptic Christian priest to be given the death penalty, court sources said.
Did the days of violence against Christians in Egypt return? In only two months time three Coptic Orthodox priests had been attacked. One of them was killed. So many attacks in such a short period have not happened in a long time. Copts abroad ring the alarm but Copts inside Egypt find that...
The International Coptic Federation sounds the alarm after attacks on three priests in Egypt. They claim it is proof for "a new wave of violence against Christian clergy in Egypt."
The Assiut criminal court sentenced the murderers of father Aghnatios of Deir el-Muharraq with seven years of imprisonment with hard labor.
Assuit’s Criminal Court decided to postpone the case of the murder on a monk of Al-Muharraq monastery in Qussia, to next Tuesday.
Bishop Sawirus, bishop and head of Deir Al-Muharraq writing to Watany newspaper explains the monastery’s policy on evictions of tenants from land belonging to it, and presents evidence that suggests that the murderers of the monk did not do so because he was allegedly going to evict them. In fact,...
The prosecution agreed to present the murderers of the monk to the court. They asked the court to hang them for their crime which was deliberate and planned.
A Muslim man killed a Coptic Christian priest in Southern Egypt on September 2, in what police said was a personal dispute over land. They said Selim Abou Aita, who had rented a plot of land belonging to the Al-Muharraq church in Assiut, some 320 kilometers south of Cairo, shot Father Aghnatious...
Most news reports on the death of father Aghnatious of the monastery of Muharaq report about problems between the monastery and tenants. That’s however not fair. The problems concerned squatters.
After 72 hours the security authorities revealed that there were two brothers who were afraid that the monk might kick them out of the land and thus they set a trap for him in order to threaten him.
The security authorities discovered that the monk kicked out a farmer from his land. Hence, the farmer and his brother shot him with automatic guns and they ran away.
The security authorities discovered that two brothers set a trap for the monk inside the fields that were near the monastery.
The news about the death of this monk was published last Friday, but newspapers gave no details about the incident. We have, therefore, decided to reveal the mystery of the incident.
Last Thursday at five o’clock, the funeral for the monk Aghnatious of the Monastery of al-Muharaq was held.

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