In a new report released Tuesday, the London-based Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says Egypt’s January 25 Revolution was driven by a demand for greater liberty. But with the increase in insecurity and sectarian violence, the country’s religious minorities are bearing the brunt.
Peace and religious freedom for the Egyptian Copts , the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East . "May all enmity and division forever cease". This was the call this morning from Pope Francis during Mass at Casa Santa Marta concelebrated with the Patriarch of Alexandria of the Catholic Copts , Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak , during the public manifestation of "ecclesiastical communion" with the Successor of Peter.
Egypt's best-known diplomat said Tuesday that the constitution drafted by a panel he chaired provides unprecedented guarantees for democracy and freedoms, but offered cautious criticism of a recent law placing draconian restrictions on street protests.
The Middle East Christian Committee (MECHRIC, al Lijna al Mashriqiya) held its 2013 Leadership Conference in Brussels at the Thon Hotel and at the European Parliament.
Thirteen kidnapped Lebanese and Syrian nuns appeared in good health in a video broadcast by Al-Jazeera Friday, with one captive saying they would be released in two days.
"We are 13 nuns and three civilians and we are here in a very, very nice villa ... and we will leave in two days," one of the nuns said in response to a question posed by a man behind the camera.
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