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Good News: Egypt Legalizes 127 Churches in Sweeping Approval

A committee set up by the Egyptian government has approved the legalization of 127 churches which were previously being run in an illegal capacity. A law passed in 2016 hoped to speed up the process of legalization, with thousands of churches being built without a permit and operating in fear of government reprisals. Prior to …

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Christians in Egypt Attacked by Civilians Twice in One Week

While attacks on Christians in Egypt such as bombings of churches by Islamists break into our news cycles in the U.S., smaller attacks often go without making much of an impression in our media. Large-scale attacks, such as the Palm Sunday church bombings of 2017 where 44 people were killed, aren’t as frequent as the …

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‘With Our Souls, Our Blood, We Will Defend the Cross’

The Coptic Christian community in Egypt is crying out in grief and anger following the funerals of seven believers who were killed by Islamic militants near a monastery in Minya. The attack on Friday, which left at least another 19 people injured, prompted a swift response from Egyptian police, who say that they killed 19 militants in …

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ISIS murdering Coptic Christians on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula over faith

The Coptic Christian community of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is under siege from a growing number of militant Islamists, including ISIS members, who target them for death because of their faith. The Sinai Peninsula –where northeastern Egypt shares its borders with Gaza and Israel– has been the center of an ongoing conflict between Islamists and Egyptian …

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