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EIPR criticizes slow rate of church legalization: Three years later, the church construction law has failed to resolve sectarian tensions related to worship

By EIPR – The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights said that three years after its adoption, the church construction law has failed to end violations of Christians’ right to worship and [...]

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Legalisation of Churches: How Long Will it Take?

By Youssef Sidhom – Watani – On 10 March, Egypt’s Prime Minister issued decision number 10 for Year 2019, legalising the status of 165 unlicensed churches and church-affiliated [...]

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Copt’s fields torched after rumours he was turning his house into a church

By World Watch Monitor – A Coptic Christian from Beni Suef governorate in Egypt saw his wheat fields set on fire, just four days after he was accused of planning to turn his house into a [...]

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Copts persuaded to drop charges against mob who attacked their church

By World Watch Monitor –  Copts in a village near the Egyptian city of Alexandria have been persuaded to waive the charges against an extremist mob who pelted their church with Molotov [...]

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Egyptian Copts face Muslim mobs protesting against legalization of churches

By World Watch Monitor –  The closure of a church in Upper Egypt that sought legalisation has been condemned as illegal by the congregation’s lawyer, and charges made against eight of its [...]

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Defying the Law

By – Youssef Sidhom – Watani – Police closes down churches awaiting legalisation The Law for Building and Restoring Churches went into force in September 2016. Articles 8, 9 and [...]

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Egypt: Copts worship in streets after clashes over church permit

By World Watch Monitor – Tensions between Muslims and Coptic Christians in a village in Upper Egypt have reportedly softened following clashes at the weekend. Copts in the village of Ezbat [...]

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Copts in Kom El-Loufy still have no church in their village, and they’re not alone

By World Watch Monitor – The more than 1,600 Copts in the village of Kom El-Loufy in Minya, Upper Egypt are still waiting for a new church building, five years after their previous building [...]

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Sohag Copts attacked on rumor of opening church

By Nader Shukry – Watani – Fanatic Muslims in the village of al-Naghameesh in Sohag, some 450km south of Cairo, attacked the Copts in the village todayele Friday 25 November, on rumour that [...]