They call for an end to the conflicts raging in the Middle East and for an end to the persecution of Christians in the region, “the land in which our faith was first disseminated and in which they have lived since the time of the Apostles, together with other religious communities.”
Four Christian boys expect sentence for ‘mocking Islam’
A year since members of the so-called Islamic State killed 20 Egyptian Copts and one Ghanaian in Libya, Egypt is set to judge four young Copts for alleged blasphemy.
The four teenagers, aged 15 to 17, appeared in a 30-second video clip, mocking the militants’ show of Islamic piety in beheading the 21.
The video was apparently recorded by their Coptic teacher, Gad Younan. He has already been sentenced for "insulting Islam". The teenagers’ case is pending a verdict on 25 Feb.
At least 58 people were killed when a pair of Boko Haram female suicide bombers disguised as refugees blew themselves up at a camp in northeastern Nigeria.
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.