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Coptic Patriarch Fearful, yet Hopeful for Egypt’s Future
Catholic News Service (11 August 2011)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — In the wake of the revolution that toppled Egypt’s authoritarian government last winter, the country’s Christians remain fearful, yet hopeful, said Cardinal Antonios Naguib, patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church

Copts Mourn Victims in Cairo Protest
Catholic News Service (11 October 2011)
CAIRO (CNS) — Orthodox Pope Shenouda III declared three days of mourning, fasting and prayer for victims of peaceful protests that turned violent, and church and government leaders called for Egypt to reaffirm its commitment to religious freedom.

Pope Condemns Attack on Christians in Egypt
Catholic News Service (12 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Condemning an attack on unarmed Christians in Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI said that during the country’s transition to democracy, all of its citizens and institutions must work to guarantee the rights of minorities.

Egypt’s Christians Vote in Historic Election
Catholic News Service (31 May 2012)
CAIRO (CNS) — Egyptian Christians voting in their nation’s historic presidential election were throwing much of their support behind candidates who aimed to check the power of the Islamist parties.

New Coptic Catholic Leader: Church Must Cross Sectarian Lines
Catholic News Service (18 March 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac said rising social and economic troubles since the revolution are leading to the despair and emigration of the country’s Christians and Muslims alike, and that his church must work across sectarian lines to restore “lost confidence” in the predominantly Muslim North-African nation.

Pope Seeks Prayers for Egyptians Beheaded by Islamic State
Catholic News Service (18 February 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for prayers for the Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya and asked that God recognize these men killed for their faith.

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Picture of the Day: Prayers in Egypt
A woman prays in a church in Deir Azra, a Christian village in Upper Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Prayer and Peace in the Land of Egypt
As the new Egyptian election results unfold, thousands of Coptic Christians of all stripes gather to pray in a striking display of ecumenism and shared Christian identity.

Picture of the Day: 2011 — A Year of Change
A woman prays in a church in Deir Azra, a Christian village in Upper Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

The Death of a Pope
Shenouda III, pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark, died on Saturday, 17 March.

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Picture of the Day: Copts in Egypt Worry About the Future
A Coptic priest celebrates the liturgy at a church in Deir Azra, a Christian village in Upper Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

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Picture of the Day: "Christ Is Testing Us"
Coptic Christians grieve during the funeral for seven victims of sectarian violence at Samaan el-Kharaz Church in Cairo, Egypt, last year. (Photo: CNS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Renewed Hope in Egypt
In 2009, writer Liam Stack reported on the efforts by Coptic Orthodox Bishop Amba Tadros.

Living on What Others Throw Away
Cairo-based journalist Sarah Topol covers events in the Middle East.

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Out of the Shadows
Father Douglas May grew up in a small town near Buffalo, New York, but now serves as a Maryknoll missionary in Cairo.

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Picture of the Day: Family Ties
Young Christian mothers look after their children at a home in the village of Deir Azra, Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

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Picture of the Day: In Egypt, "We Continue to Have Hope"
A little boy looks on in the southern Egyptian village of Qenna, where the church remains the focus of the Christian community. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: Hearth and Home
A Coptic woman prepares a meal in her kitchen in the southern village of Qenna, Egypt. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: Egypt’s Grief
Copts mourn after identifying a victim of sectarian and political violence. (photo: David Degner)

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Picture of the Day: Threads of Faith in Egypt
Women from the village of Manhari weave religious articles in a program supported by the local eparchy. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: On This Rock
Copts attend a liturgy at St. Simon the Tanner Church, carved out of a cave in Egypt. (photo: Dana Smillie)

Picture of the Day: Grief and Rage in Egypt
A man orates near a casket during a funeral on 21 October for one of four victims killed the previous day in an attack at a wedding outside the Church of the Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox in Cairo. (photo: CNS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Reuters)

The Hope of Egypt’s Youth
Coptic Christians chant prayers during a candlelight protest after dozens were killed during clashes with soldiers and riot police in October 2011. (photo: CNS/Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Crying Out in One Voice
Cairo protesters gather outside St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral after a bomb attack on 11 December. (photo: David Degner)