Catholic Church in Egypt

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Christians in Egypt Embark on Construction of Churches as Persecution Ebbs

Jun 23, 2024

Church projects that had been halted in Egypt when the Northern African nation was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood are being resumed as Christians in the country begin to enjoy some measure of freedom.

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Christian Entity Condemns Increasing Attacks on Churches in Egypt

Jan 11, 2024

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights group, has condemned the increasing attacks on churches in Upper Egypt. 

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Christian Foundation Condemns Attack on Church, Christian Homes in Egypt

Dec 21, 2023

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights group, has condemned attacks on Christian homes and a church building site in Al-Azeeb village in Samalout, Minya Province, Upper Egypt.

Pope Gelasius I. Credit: Vatican Media

Five Things to Know about this African Pope Celebrated on November 21

Nov 20, 2023

Of the 266 successors to St. Peter, three are of African descent. One of them is St. Gelasius I, whose feast is celebrated on November 21.

Rosh Hashanah celebrations at the Heliopolis Synagogue in Cairo. Credit: Facebook/JCC Cairo

Christian Entity Wants Egypt to Review Education Material “insulting” Non-Muslims

Sep 20, 2023

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights entity, is calling on authorities in Egypt to initiate reforms in the country’s education sector, including reviewing material that the entity says is insulting to non-Muslims.

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Christian Entity Welcomes Presidential Pardon of Egyptian Lawyer, Human Rights Activist

Jul 20, 2023

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has welcomed the Wednesday, July 19 Presidential pardon granted to a lawyer and a human rights activist in Egypt. 

Mrs Suad Thabet. Credit: CSW

Acquittal of Egyptian Men who Assaulted Christian Woman Angers Christian Foundation

Jan 18, 2023

The human rights foundation, Christians Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), has expressed disgruntlement over the acquittal of three men who were accused of attacking, beating, and stripping an elderly Christian woman in Egypt.

General Councilor for Missions visits Salesian Oratory in Alexandria: a true place where fraternity is built. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians at Oratory in Egypt Fostering Fraternity among Christian, Muslim Youth

Dec 30, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are fostering fraternity among Christian and Muslim youth at an Oratory in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria in Egypt.

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“Encouraging”: Christian Entity Lauds Legalization of Churches in Egypt

Dec 3, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, has described as “encouraging” the legalization of dozens of churches in Egypt. 

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Catholic Agencies Laud COP27’s Creation of Loss and Damage Kitty for “poor” Countries

Nov 25, 2022

Members of the International Cooperation for Development Solidarity (CIDSE) have lauded the decision of the 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) to create the Loss and Damage Fund, a kitty intended to support developing countries that are facing the devastating impacts of climate change. 

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Caritas Internationalis Seeks “to advocate for climate justice” at Climate Summit in Egypt

Nov 8, 2022

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), will be seeking “advocate for climate justice” and speak on behalf of “vulnerable communities” during the UN climate conference COP27 taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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Cairo Oratory Salesians Reaching Out to Sudanese Refugees with Education, Social Services

Oct 31, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are reaching out to Sudanese refugees at Don Bosco Zeitoun Oratory in Cairo, Egypt, with education and social services. 

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Catholic Charity Funding Training of Priests in Egypt to Serve “marginalized” Christians

Aug 19, 2022

The Catholic charity and Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is providing scholarships for the training of Priests in Egypt to expand their pastoral care to Christians in the country who, the foundation notes, have been marginalized.

A blaze ripped through the St. Mercurius (Abu Sefein) Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt on Sunday, Aug. 14 2022. ACI MENA

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Condole with Coptic Church after Church Fire in Cairo, Egypt

Aug 17, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have sent a condolence message to the leadership of the Coptic Methodist Church following the outbreak of a fire in their church in the capital city of Egypt, Cairo. 

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Christian Entity Urges Egypt to Enact “policies to counter sectarianism, hate speech”

Aug 1, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on the government of Egypt to ratify policies that counter sectarianism and hate speech in the country.

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Catholic Charity Hopeful Egypt’s “One Church for Every Mosque” Law Will End Oppression

Mar 15, 2022

Egypt's President, Marshal Abdel Fattah al Sisi, has confirmed an initiative to construct a church in the same locality where there is a mosque, a move that Catholic Pontifical foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Portugal, says shines hope for Christianity in the Northern African country.

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Christian Entity Welcomes Release of Egyptian Quranic Blogger Accused of Extremism

Mar 4, 2022

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a human rights entity, has lauded the release of an Islamic blogger in Egypt whose Quranic content that allegedly challenged religious extremist narratives in the country landed him in police custody.