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A fire broke out in the Abu Sefein Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt on Sunday, Aug. 14 2022. ACI MENA

Reports of at Least 40 People Killed in Coptic Church Fire in Cairo, Egypt

Aug 14, 2022

At least 40 people have died in a Coptic church fire in Egypt — most of them were children under the age of six, according to media reports.

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Christian Entity Lauds Legalization of Hundreds of Churches in Egypt

Apr 28, 2022

The Egyptian government had granted legal status to 239 churches and other places of worship in the country, a move that Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) terms as a great improvement on the situation of Egypt’s Christian community.

Cardinal Antonios Naguib (1935-2022). Screenshot from Rome Reports in English YouTube channel.

Pope Francis Mourns Egyptian Cardinal Whose Life was Marked by "faith and priestly zeal"

Mar 29, 2022

Cardinal Antonios Naguib died in Cairo at the age of 87.

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Christian Community in Egypt Marking Martyrdom of 21 Christians Killed by Jihadists

Feb 5, 2022

A community in Egypt’s Diocese of Minya has embarked on a 15-day commemoration of the martyrdom of the 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians who were murdered in 2015 by Daesh jihadists.

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Salesians in Egypt Empowering Refugees, Vulnerable Persons with Entrepreneurial Skills

Feb 3, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering in Egypt are empowering refugees and vulnerable Egyptians in the country’s capital, Cairo, with skills to initiate businesses.

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Why Mothers and Their Children are Targeted in Egypt’s Religious Persecution

Jan 23, 2022

Radical Islamists in Egypt are using mothers and their children to wage war against Christianity in the Northern African country where religious persecution is said to be high.

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.

Coptic Cross/ Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)

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.