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On Monday April 28th, the Minya Criminal Court sentenced 683 people to death in a controversial ruling, , including Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammad Badī’, and former speaker of the Peoples Assembly, Saad al-Katātnī, for charges including inciting violence, murdering a police officer, and...
During a Defence and Security Committee held Monday, April 22 at the Shūrá Council, Dr. Samir Marcos (Samīr Marqus), an assistant to the former President, emphasized that Egypt has witnessed armed violence against Copts and the Church for the last thirty years.The Committee was called for in order...
Below is the full texts of foreign newspapers reports about clashes occurred at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Egypt.
THE scenes shown Sunday night on Egyptian television channels from Abbesseya Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, epitomise what many Egyptians view as a nightmare: a crowd of Muslims attacking the biggest church in the country with rocks and Molotov cocktails, as the police...
In a Jesuit-run magazine in 1957, Rev. J.J.W. Murphy recalled a meeting with a Christian priest in Egypt ten years prior. "I was surprised then at what he told me of Muslim hostility to Christianity and of the possibility that persecution would break out," Murphy wrote. "Now I know that his...
Sectarian violence struck Egypt again on Friday, April 6, as at least four Christians and one Muslim were killed in an incident in Khusūs, in the governorate of Qalyubia, to the north of Cairo. Clashes continued on Sunday, and spread to the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Cairo, where a...
This meeting took place in one of the buildings belonging to the Presidential palace on December 10, 2012, only days before the referendum on December 15. Part of the area around the presidential palace was closed by the military and only could get in after Cornelis Hulsman had told an officer that...

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