BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed In Cairo Church Bombing

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A bombing at Egypt's main Coptic cathedral Sunday, December 11, killed at least 25 people and wounded another 35 in one of the deadliest attacks against the country's troubled Christian minority in recent memory, officials said.

Egypt Christians Pray After Massacre Amid Concerns Over Nation’s Future

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansegyptCAIRO/LONDON (BosNewsLife)-- The influential leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain announced three days of prayer as Egypt's minority Coptic Christians feared more violence in the aftermath of the mass killing of more than 50 Islamist protesters in clashes with Egyptian security forces.

Egypt’s ‘Pope’ Bans Worship Service After Sectarian Clashes

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CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm returned Tuesday, November 25, to a suburb of Cairo after Coptic Pope Shenuda III banned Egyptian Christians from praying in a church-owned building there following clashes with Muslims, the latest in a series of sectarian clashes.

Egypt President Condemns Anti-Christian Violence

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
churchegyptCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has condemned anti-Christian violence outside Cairo's main church in which as many as two people were killed and up to 90 others were injured.

Egypt Charges Muslim With Killing Christian

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife) – Egyptian authorities have charged a Muslim man with the murder of 30-year-old Egyptian...

Egypt Court Fines Christian Teacher For Blasphemy

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service picturenowLUXOR, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An Egyptian court has fined a Coptic teacher for "insulting Islam" and proselytizing at her primary school, adding to concerns among rights activists about the alleged growing persecution of devoted Christians in the country. The court in the ancient southern city of Luxor ruled that schoolteacher Dimyana Abdel-Nour must pay a fine of 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($14,300), though she escaped prison.

Egypt Urged To Free Kidnapped Christians In Libya

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service christiansegypt CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have urged Egypt's government to help free dozens of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya, amid fears they may be executed by Islamic militants.

Egypt New Government Pressured To End Killings of Christians

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egypt mourningCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's new government faced pressure to end escalating sectarian clashes Wednesday, July 17, amid reports that minority Christians are fleeing their homes after at least nine believers were killed by Islamic supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt Christians Face Kidnappings, Extortion

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egyptchristiansCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of Egypt's embattled Coptic Christians say the recent kidnapping of a Christian teenager underscores mounting concern about increased anti-Christian violence in the Muslim nation.

Shot Egypt Christian Dies After Hospitals Refuse Treatment

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By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services egypt-200x0-199x3002CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A young Coptic Christian man has died from gunshot injuries in Egypt's capital Cairo, after three local hospitals turned him away, Christians said Tuesday, January 6. Ihab Ghattas, 23, reportedly died on New Year's Eve from a gunshot wound to the head because of “negligence” as the hospitals which refused to treat him, said Copts activist group Maspero Youth Union (MYU).