Churches in Egypt: Harassed Islands in a Sea of Mosques

By Raymond Ibrahim – Exclusive for Coptic Solidarity – According to a May 19, 2021 Arabic-language report, Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments just announced that, since September 2020, 1,413 [...]


‘Sad Day’ in Algeria as Officials Seal Buildings of Country’s Largest Churches

By Morning Star News – Authorities in Algeria on Wednesday (Oct. 16) closed the Tafath (Light) church building in Tizi-Ouzou, a day after sealing shut the country’s largest church despite [...]


Egyptian Christians Left With Nowhere To Pray But The Street

By NPR – Morning Edition In the Egyptian province with the biggest percentage of Christians, the government has refused to grant permits for churches. Tens of thousands of people have [...]


Clarification about the problem facing St. George Church in Manshiet-Zaafranah

By Coptic Orthodox Archbishopric Diocese of Minya & Abo-Qorqas – Translation by Coptic Solidarity We remained silent since the infringements that took place midday today; Friday, [...]


Mirage: One Desert Cathedral Does Not Equate Religious Freedom in Egypt

By Raymond Ibrahim –Special for Coptic Solidarity – On January 10, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the newly built Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ located some 30 miles east [...]


Muslim Throng Converges on Worship Site of Coptic Church in Egypt

By Morning Star News – Police in Upper Egypt evicted Coptic priests and shuttered their church building after an Islamist mob converged on the site over the weekend, according to reports. [...]


Coptic Solidarity Cautions New Cathedral Does Not Equate Religious Freedom

By PRNewsWeb – For Immediate Release – WASHINGTON – JANUARY 15, 2019 – Coptic Solidarity welcomes the opening of a new cathedral in Egypt’s administrative Capital. Yet, a [...]


Waiting until you can’t

By Hadeer El-Mahdawy – Mada Masr – Translated by Ian Louie How a Minya archdiocese’s 17-year long attempt to license a church was capped by violence Nineteen people were [...]


Report – Prayers Unanswered: Assessing the Impact of Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law

By POMED –  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has promised to improve the situation of the country’s Christians, who by many estimates constitute about ten percent [...]


From Egypt: A list of recently reported assaults on Coptic Christians

By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah – Canada Free Press –  On August 22, in the village of Al Zenika located in the Province of Luxor (Upper Egypt), Islamists demanded the stoppage of prayer in the [...]

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