As often happens to Christian cemeteries in Muslim nations, “the tombs of the Copts are being turned into garbage dumps.” This was the urgent and recent message from Christian priest, Fr. Ayoub Yousef, who heads the Coptic Catholic church of St. George in the village of Dalga, in Minya, Upper Egypt.
Security forces in Upper Egypt arrested 10 Coptic Christians for trying to build a wall around a piece of vacant land in order to expand their current church into the territory or possibly even build a church.
A makeshift bomb was found near a church in Egypt on January 22.
During a televised Egyptian talk show that aired on January 18, lawyer Ahmed ‘Abdu Maher called for the “punishment of those who author books that promote strange and perverse ideas in Al Azhar.”
According to Arabic media, the Islamic State has “arrested, if not executed, some youth [five] in the city of Raqqa [in Syria] for befriending and greeting Christians on the occasion of Christmas.”
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.