Pope and Russian Orthodox Leader Meet in Historic Step

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

Coptic Teens Tried for Video ‘Mimicking Jihadists’

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.

 

 

 

Boko Haram Female Suicide Bombers Kill 58 in Nigerian Camp

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Concern for Christians in the Middle East helps drive historic meeting between Catholic, Orthodox leaders

 

A historic event within global Christianity is set to take place Friday as Pope Francis meets Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba – the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches since the Orthodox tradition broke away from Catholicism nearly 1,000 years ago.

Coptic Church Recognizes Martyrdom of 21 Coptic Christians

The Coptic Orthodox Church has announced that the murder of the 21 Egyptian Christians killed by the so-called Islamic State in Libya will be commemorated in its Church calendar.

 

 

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The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.

 

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