from ONE

True to Themselves, Building on Their Faith
by Thomas Riley
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Coptic Catholics might be a minority anywhere, but they know themselves and fervently express their faith through their communities.

Working Hard to Build Community
text and photos by Joan Tedeschi
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
The lay men and women of this parish brought it to life and sustain it. In turn, it enlivens and sustains them.

Egypt
photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
Excerpts from the report of a May field visit to Egypt by Catholic Near East Welfare Association staff.

Life in a Coptic Catholic Village
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
A priest’s weekly visits to a remote Egyptian village provide support and hope.

Helping Cairo’s Handicapped
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
Thanks to a caring priest and a support group called Faith and Light, Egypt’s mentally handicapped find the support they need.

Forming Coptic Catholic Priests
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1998)
Forming priests at St. Leo the Great Coptic Catholic Patriarchal Seminary in Cairo, Egypt.

Upper Egypt’s Copts
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2002)
Coptic Christians strive to improve the lot of all Egyptians.

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine September 2007)
The Coptic Catholic Church

Healing Egypt’s Needy
by Liam Stack with photographs by Shawn Baldwin
(From ONE magazine January 2008)
A Catholic hospital in Cairo offers the less fortunate health care

from News

Nashville’s Coptic Catholic Community
Catholic News Service (15 August 2011)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — The small community of Coptic Catholics in Nashville, consisting of about 40 families who have moved to the city from their native Egypt, threw open their arms wide to welcome Cardinal Antonios Naguib, patriarch of the worldwide Coptic Catholic Church.

Pope Recognizes New Coptic Catholic Patriarch
Catholic News Service (18 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI formally welcomed the election of the new head of the Coptic Catholic Church, 57-year-old Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak of Alexandria.

World Offers Words of Hope, Joy to Pope Francis
Catholic News Service (14 March 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders worldwide expressed words of hope and joy in calling upon Catholics to come together as one body behind the papacy of Pope Francis.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

Priest Says Church Will Respect Sentencing of Egyptian Ex-President
Catholic News Service (22 May 2015)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Egypt’s Catholic Church has pledged respect for the country’s justice authorities after a deposed Islamist president was sentenced to death for alleged complicity in a planned jail break.

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Picture of the Day: Centering the Community
An altar server carries incense through new Coptic Catholic parish community center still under construction in Izbet al Nakhl, in northern Cairo. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: Becoming a Priest in Egypt
Eucharist and study are central in the lives of Coptic Catholic seminarians at St. Leo the Great, located in a Cairo suburb. (photo: Mohamed El-Dakhakhny)