from ONE

Coptic Villagers of the Upper Nile – Islands of Christianity
by Kenneth Cline
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
In the land of the Holy Family, despite isolation and poverty, Coptic Christians in rural Egypt maintain an unwavering faith.

from News

Christian-Muslim Rift in Egypt
Catholic News Service (4 November 2011)
FRIBOURG, Switzerland (CNS) — The patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt blamed Islamic fundamentalists for the increasing number of attacks on Christians and criticized a growing division between Muslims and Christians since the country’s February revolution.

Egypt’s Catholic Leaders Welcome Morsi’s Ouster
Catholic News Service (5 July 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Egypt’s Catholic leaders welcomed the military overthrow of the country’s Islamist president and voiced confidence that Christians and Muslims can work together to build a “real democracy.”

Coptic Bishop: No Civil War in Egypt
Catholic News Service (19 August 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — A Coptic Catholic bishop who served as a member of the assembly that drafted Egypt’s 2012 constitution said his country will not have a civil war, and foreign powers — including the United Nations — should not interfere.

from Blog Content

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)

Picture of the Day: Praying in the Holy Land
A man prays in a Coptic shrine behind the Tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (photo: Gabriel Delmonaco)

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

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)

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)

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