Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian businessman and founder of the Free Egyptians Party, denounced the Muslim Brotherhood's dominating rule on Egypt and its control of the people through a fascist, unjust dictatorship.
Habib Afraam, head of the Syriac League in Lebanon, said the new regimes of the Arab Spring still behave like the old regimes and Christians are suffering because of their faith.
Hamdi el-Assiouty, member of the defense team of Coptic teacher accused of contempt of Islam, Demiana Abdel Nour, said the charge of religious defamation has clearly increased in Egypt after the rise of Islamists.
Mohamed el-Tamawi, head of Luxor's Misdemeanor Circuit Court, ruled to delay the case of Coptic teacher Demiana Ebeid Abdel Nour who is accused of insulting Islam.
Lewis explained that the girl's family travelled to Sharqiyya, where the home Ali Salem of is, and his wife and neighbors confirmed that the girl was present there. Massih's father asked them to give their statements in an official report.
Ishak Hanna, Secretary-General of the Egyptian Enlightenment Association, said the phenomenon of silencing speech and suppressing freedom of expression has dramatically increased in the Egyptian society.
Nigeria's Evangelical Church said that it is deeply concerned with the killing of the Christians through the systematic attacks which are launched by the extremist group Boko Haram.
Despite the emergency rule imposed on three northern states in Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan, Islamic militants with Boko Haram continue to attack Christians and citizens, according to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Egyptian rights activists expressed their resentment over the ruling by the South Cairo Court to suspend the investigations into the Maspero massacre. The massacre, which led to the death of 24 Copts in October of 2011, took place during a peaceful demonstration to protest a demolished church in Aswan.
Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in the Roman Curia, said he carries greetings of Pope Francis not only for Christians, but for all inhabitants of the region. He highlighted particularly those who still languish under injustice, suffering and bloodshed.
Austrian President Hans Fischer stressed that the Coptic Church works to spread peace throughout the world and consolidate love and tolerance between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
Archbishop Yacobos Issa of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Austria and Switzerland explained that the relationship between the Coptic and Syriac churches is a fraternal relationship based on love and unity of faith.
Bassam Isaac, the Head of the Syrian Syriac National Council, called on different organizations in Syria to pay attention to the immigration of Christians, and stressed the importance of them remaining in the country.
Monsieur Silvano Maria Tomassi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See in the United Nations, said that approximately 100,000 Christians are killed annually due to their religious faith.
Fatima Naoot, an Egyptian writer and poet, criticized the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi Sheikh Abu Islam because she allegedly converted to Christianity while also leading a campaign accusing her of infidelity after her defense of Copts in the country.
Hamdeen Sabbahi, former Egyptian presidential candidate, stated that the current Egyptian regime seeks to dismantle national unity and the Church.
Archbishop of Austria Cardinal Christoph Schonborn stated that the Catholic Church is concerned for Christians living in the Middle East after the recent wave of attacks throughout the region.
The Central Assembles of God Church (AOG), Iran's largest Persian-speaking Pentecostal church, was closed during a worship service on Monday, according to BosNewsLife. Its pastor, Robert Asserian, was detained on May 21 and moved to an unknown location.
Iraq's Chaldean Catholic Church Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako I explained that countries affected by the "Arab Spring" have not changed.
The disappearance of young Coptic girls in Egypt has been highlighted in several meetings with Western journalists by the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD).
Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the Constitution Party, explained that contempt of religion and insulting the president are charges found only in authoritarian regimes.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran has advocated on behalf of persecuted religious minorities in Iran and has called for the humane treatment of Christians in prison in light of deteriorating conditions in some of the country's most notorious prisons.
Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem said that the historical period referred to as the "Arab Spring" puts the Middle East in a "serious and bloody whirlpool."
Syriac Catholic Bishop Gregoire Melki said the current situation in Syria is very sad and has left people very anxious, and fears the same thing that happened to Christians in Iraq will happen to Christians in Syria.
Deputy Head of the Egyptian Democratic Social Party Emad Gad said that pressure from religious groups in the country is corrupting the judicial system in Egypt.