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Religious Freedom in Egypt
Catholic News Service (31 May 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Egyptians began voting to replace ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Christian minorities were anxious to see if the next government would end restrictions on religious freedom and attacks on religious minorities that had been on the rise the past couple of years.

Catholic Spokesman Defends Egyptian Army Crackdown
Catholic News Service (16 August 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — A spokesman for Egypt’s Catholic Church defended a police and army crackdown against Egyptians protesting the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi.

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.

Bishop Says Housebound Egyptians Running Out of Food
Catholic News Service (21 August 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Catholic bishop in Luxor, about 400 miles south of Cairo, said Muslims and Christians alike are afraid to leave their homes; because the shops are closed and no one is venturing outside, many are running out of food.

Egyptian Bishop Says Violence Will Not Stop Constitutional Referendum
Catholic News Service (26 December 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — A 26 December attack in Cairo and other violence will not keep Egypt from going ahead with its planned referendum on a new constitution, said Coptic Catholic Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza, Egypt.

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Picture of the Day: The Future of Egypt's Copts
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Picture of the Day: Prayers for Egypt
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In this image from last month, people walk around a destroyed Protestant church in Mallawi, Egypt. (photo: CNS/Reuters)

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In Egypt, “Democracy Alone Cannot Be the Answer”
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Picture of the Day: Growing Fears in Egypt
A Christian farmer works the fields near his home in northern Egypt. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: Coptic Women of Egypt
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Picture of the Day: Praying Together in Egypt
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