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Historic -- Coptic Priest Named Pope's Personal Secretary

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis' papacy welcomed another "first" on Thursday, with the appointment of Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, a priest of the Coptic Patriarchate o...

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

Egyptian Coptic Christians In Crisis

Religion News Service | Monique El-Faizy | Posted 09.06.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams took Britain’s Christian community to task last month when he said that Western Christians need...

Head Of Egyptian Coptic Church Tweets Support For Prostestors

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion

The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt, Pope Tawadros II, tweeted his support Tuesday for the millions of people protesting in the streets of...

Deadly Attack On Coptic Church Building In Libya Kills 2

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Religion

TRIPOLI, Dec 30 (Reuters) - An explosion on Sunday at a building belonging to a Coptic church in western Libya killed two Egyptian men and wounded t...

Egypt's New Pope Opposes Religious Constitution

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion

CAIRO -- Egypt's new Coptic pope said Monday the constitution now being drafted will not be acceptable if it is overtly religious, a sign he would cam...

"Futile" - Coptic Christians Withdraw From Egyptian Constitution Committee

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion

CAIRO — Egypt's Coptic Church withdrew Monday from an Islamist-dominated committee to draft the nation's new constitution and a leading Christia...

Representing Egypt's Coptic Christians, After The Death Of Pope Shenouda III

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Kurt J. Werthmuller

In a sense, then, Pope Shenouda came to personify the collective struggles of the Copts -- and so his death has likewise been felt especially deeply by the community as a whole.

Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Dies

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

CAIRO, March 17 (Reuters) - Egyptian Coptic Christian Pope Shenouda III, 88, died in Egypt on Saturday, his political adviser Hany Aziz told Reuters...

Egyptian Christian Women Convert To Islam To Obtain Divorce

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida's front group in Iraq has threatened more attacks on Christians after a siege on a Baghdad church that left 58 people dead, l...

Egypt Pope Apologizes Over Top Bishop's Remarks About Islam

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Coptic Christian leader Pope Shenouda III apologized in a television interview Sunday to any Muslims who were offended after his top...

Copts Say Virgin Mary 'Appeared' Above Church In Egypt (VIDEO)

GlobalPost | Jon Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Copts say they've seen Virgin Mary above church in Cairo. ...