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Rami Kamil. Credit: CSW

Christian Entity Lauds Release of Egyptian Freedom Activist after Two-year Detention

Jan 11, 2022

Officials of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) have expressed joy following the release of a Christian activist who has been in police detention for the past two years.

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Christian Entity Concerned about Court Ruling to Deny Burial Rights in Egypt

Jan 6, 2022

The leadership of the Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed concern about an Egyptian court’s ruling permitting local authorities in the country to deny cemetery land to members of religions that are not recognized in the Northeastern African nation. 

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Christian Entity Lauds Release of Egyptian Researcher after 22 months in Detention

Dec 16, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has lauded the release of Patrick George Zaki who had been detained by Egyptian authorities since February 2020.

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Christian Foundation “deeply concerned” about Sentencing of Vocal Egyptian Lawyer

Nov 27, 2021

The leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is “deeply concerned” about the sentencing of Ahmad Abdou Maher, an Egyptian lawyer and Muslim reformist thinker, who has been vocal in his criticism of the restrictions placed on the freedom of religion in his country. 

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Christian HR Group Condemns Detention of Egyptian Quranic Blogger Who Challenged Extremism

Oct 23, 2021

The leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for the release of an Islamic blogger in Egypt whose Quranic content challenged religious extremist narratives in the country.

Patrick George Zaki. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian Entity Faults Lengthy Detention of Egyptian Researcher, Demands His Release

Sep 22, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, is calling for the immediate release of Patrick George Zaki who has been detained by Egyptian authorities since February 2020.   

Rami Kamil, founding member and coordinator of the Maspero Youth Union in Egypt has been in police custody since November 2019. Credit: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

UK-Based Christian Foundation Condemns Lengthy Detention of Egyptian Freedom Activist

Sep 18, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights foundation, is calling for the release of a Christian man whose detention, the leadership of the foundation says, has been too long and shrouded in “numerous procedural irregularities.”

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Human Rights Entity Demands Release of Christian Arrested in Egypt’s Sectarian Violence

Sep 16, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an international Human Rights foundation, is calling for the release of an Egyptian man who was arrested towards the end of last year when clashes broke out between Muslims and Christians in Upper Egypt.

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Few Still Regard Christians in Egypt as “second-class citizens”, Catholic Charity Told

Jun 28, 2021

A Religious leader in Egypt has reported “few incidents” where Christianity is regarded as an inferior religion in the Northeast African nation despite the country having made what has been referred to as immense progress in religious freedom.

Salesian missionaries are able to offer training to assist refugees in gaining the skills needed for employment or self-employment in Egypt. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Missionaries in Egypt Empowering Refugees Through Vocational Training

Jun 23, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Egypt are empowering refugees seeking shelter in the Northern African country with technical skills that can significantly enhance the refugees’ empowerment.

Christians in Egypt decry violence at a past protest / Asia News

Hope for Religious Equality in Egypt as President Decrees Formation of Church Bodies

Mar 3, 2021

The future is promising for the Catholic Church and the Evangelical community in Egypt following a decree by the country’s President that permits formation of bodies that are aimed to champion for Religious equality.

Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam under construction on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Cardinal Appeals for Dialogue Over Controversial Dam Project in New Year Message

Sep 13, 2020

On the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year celebration marked Friday, September 11, the head of the Catholic Church in the Horn of Africa nation has appealed for dialogue to address tensions that surround the controversial construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile.

Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam under construction on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia.

Pope Francis Appeals for Dialogue Between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over Nile Dam Project

Aug 17, 2020

Pope Francis has expressed his awareness of the conflict over the Nile Dam project, which he follows “with particular attention” and called for dialogue between the three African nations involved.

Fr. Claudio Lurati, the newly appointed Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria with Pope Francis in Rome.

Comboni Missionary Cleric Appointed Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria in Egypt

Aug 6, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Claudio Lurati, a member of the Congregation of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ), as the Apostolic Vicar of Alexandria in Egypt.

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Salesians Facilitate Clean Water, Improved Sanitation to 1,000s at Egyptian Institution

Aug 4, 2020

The U.S.-based development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), Salesian Missions, has facilitated access to clean, fresh water and improved sanitation to more than 4,000 students at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Cairo, Egypt, the leadership has said in a report shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, August 4.

Mother of the two brothers that were killed alongside 19 other Christians in Egypt.

“I’m the Mother of Martyrs”,Mom of Brothers killed by ISIS in Egypt says at Anniversary

Feb 15, 2020

As the Egyptian Coptic Church marks the 5th anniversary of the 21 Christian men who were beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach on February 15, 2015, the mother of two brothers who were among those that were killed by the abductors has said that she is a “mother of martyrs” and exuded confidence that her sons are in heaven, praying for her family.

A Coptic Christian boy lights a candle at a church in Cairo. Credit: Christopher Rose via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Christian activist’s arrest in Egypt prompts warnings of crackdown on dissent

Nov 27, 2019

Human rights groups have voiced concern over the arrest of a Coptic Christian activist in Egypt, on terrorism-related charges. Critics argue the arrest is an attempt to silence those who disagree with the government.

Archbishop Nicolas Henry Marie Denis Thevenin Newly Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt and the Arab League

Pope Appoints New Apostolic Nuncio to Egypt and Arab League

Nov 6, 2019

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Nicolas Henry Marie Denis Thévenin as the Apostolic Nuncio to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

HEPATITIS B VACCINE to be administered in South Sudan

Catholic Doctor Lauds South Sudan and Egypt for Jointly Combating Hepatitis

Oct 5, 2019

As the government of South Sudan works toward the realization of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity with the opposition slated to take place next month amid challenges such as a struggling economy, massive humanitarian crisis, and diseases, the partnership between the Juba-based government and Egypt to combat Hepatitis is seen as good news, a Juba-based Catholic doctor has observed.

Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt

Egypt Legalizes Dozens of New Churches, Rules against Demolition of Orthodox Church

Sep 26, 2019

Egypt’s state committee mandated to license places of public worship has authorized 62 new churches, a move interpreted as a significant step forward for Christian communities in the North African country that links northeast Africa with the Middle East.