A prominent judge in Egypt has called on the government to ensure the equitable treatment of Copts in the country.
Coptic Man Found in Car Trunk Days After Egyptian Cabinet Warned of Continued Terroristic Attacks Against Copts
A spokesman for the Egyptian Cabinet warned that terrorism acts may still be committed as celebrations of the Christmas holiday continue.
Copts in the village of Tarshoub, Beni Suef, Upper Egypt, are experiencing intimidation after extremists attacked them on Monday. Aggressors threw stones at Coptic homes, burned a tuk-tuk truck owned by a Copt named Magdy Fathi Rizk and a store owned by Badr Maher.
Several Egyptian parties condemned the bombing this morning in the city of Mansoura that targeted the security directorate of Dakahliya. The bombing left 13 dead and hundreds injured.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann called on the administration President Obama to follow Egypt's example and designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.
The speakers at the Christianity in Kuwait seminar at American University of Kuwait agreed that the role of the Christian community in Kuwait is no less important than the role of Muslims in building the infrastructure of Kuwait.
Egypt's Interim President Adli Mansour promised he would secure churches during the upcoming holidays and during the time of the referendum and elections.
Kamal Zakher, founder of the Coptic Secular Front, said Coptic Christians will continue to be subjected to acts of terrorism not only for sectarian, but also for political reasons as a way for the Muslim Brotherhood to continue to disrupt Egypt's transition road map.
Islamist militias have invaded a Christian village by the Orontes River in Idlib, Syria, terrorizing the locals and threatening a massacre, according to Monsignor Giuseppe Nazzaro, the Apostolic Nuncio in Aleppo.
Egyptian Bishop Calls on Government to Address Coptic Issues as Questions Over Security Forces Persist
Bishop Makarios of Minya called on the Egyptian government to take "appropriate action" regarding Coptic issues rather than leaving security forces to deal with them.
Dr. Ali el-Samman, President of International Union for Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Education (ADIC) in Egypt is warning that Egyptian law does not adequately protect Copts with the future stability of the state hanging in the balance.
Pope Francis called for the spread of peace and the end of enmity and division in the Middle East. His Holiness also called on ensuring religious freedom for all and the preservation of Christians' rights to live in peace where they were born.
Christians in Syria Should Refrain From Participating in Syrian Society Given Recent Kidnapping of 12 Nuns in Maaloula, Says Lebanese Patriarch
Cardinal Mar Bechara el-Rahi, the Maronite Patriarch of Lebanon, expressed concern about involving Christians in Syrian events, especially in the wake of the kidnapping of nuns from the St. Takla nunnery in Maaloula and the abduction of bishops Boulos Yazigi and Youhanna Ibrahim in a separate incident.
Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and Jordan condemned the kidnapping 12 nuns from the monastery of St. Takla in Maaloula, Syria, adding that the goal of this crime is to harass Christians and push them to emigrate.
Habib Afram, president of the Syriac League in Lebanon, said all Christians in the Middle East are targeted for violence.
The Lebanese Forces Party (LFP) has called on the United Nations to help protect holy places, archaeological sites, priests and nuns in Syria following recent attacks.
Islamic Party Member Renews Threats Against Coptic Christians in Egypt: They 'Will Regret' Supporting Overthrow of Morsi
Assem Abdel Magid, a member of the Islamic party Gamaah Islamiya, has renewed his threats against the Coptic Church and its leaders, who he accused again of supporting what he called a "coup."
Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat issued a decision that bans publications from writing about the Warraq church case as well as other issues still under investigation by the Supreme State Security Prosecution.
Copts Need Full Rights Under Egyptian Law After 'Centuries of Persecution,' Says Egyptian Journalist
Dr. Abdel Halim Kandil, a prominent Egyptian journalist, expressed his rejection of a quota system for Copts and other religious minorities to ensure their representation in parliament that is being considered in the new draft of the country's constitution.
Human Rights Watch revealed that Syrian rebel forces have committed war crimes including the killing of civilians and the targeting of churches, during their attack on the Christian village of Sadad in late October.
Patriarch Gregorios Laham III, Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, All the East, Alexandria and Jerusalem has followed the events in Syria as they pertain to affected Christians. The patriarch has described that deadly shells have fallen on churches, patriarchates, dioceses, houses, property, charities on such a regular basis that they are now convinced that the war in Syria is targeting Christians to terrorize them and push them out of the country.
Over 1 Million Christians Forced to Flee Iraq as Religious Leaders Say a Focus on Understanding Must be Established
The rise of religious extremism has pushed religious communities to migrate from Iraq, especially Christians, according to Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldeans in Iraq.
Sherif Sabaawi, a political activist and a member of the Canadian Liberal Party, warned that the new proposed constitution in Egypt could lead to continued persecution of Copts and other religious minorities.
Radical Islamic group Boko Haram confirmed the abduction of a French priest by gunmen in northern Cameroon on Wednesday with sources revealing he was transferred to neighboring Nigeria.
The Egyptian Coalition for Minorities (ECM) has called on the Egyptian state to ensure the freedom for all Egyptians to practice their religion and beliefs.