Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako I denounced a recent series of car bombings and shootings in Iraq that left scores dead and many more injured.
Priest Ekram Lamei, Chairperson of the Evangelical Synod, criticized the decision issued by a Cairo court to exclude the secretary of the court from a hearing session because he is a Christian.
Rev. Refaat Fikri, head of the Media Center for the Evangelical Church in Egypt, said the problems facing Egyptian Christians have been going on since the 1970s and looks to continue as there is a lack of political will by the ruling regime to solve them.
Islamist terrorists in Nigeria are thought to have killed a prominent Christian leader in the northern reaches of the country after the country's president recently declared a state of emergency.
Coptic-owned businesses and pharmacies in Menbal village, Minya in northern Egypt were attacked by a mob, resulting in extensive damage and several injuries.
St. Mina's Church in Port Said was the site of a deadly police shootout with thieves, who had previously stolen a container containing an estimated two million Egyptian pounds.
Samir Sabri, a lawyer, filed a complaint to the Supreme State Security Prosecution against Ahmed Mamhoud Abdullah, also known as Abu Islam, because he threatened Christians in Egypt.
Ahmed Fawzi, Secretary-General for the Egyptian Social Democratic Party and a leading figure of the National Salvation Front (NSF), stated that the recent ministerial adjustments are merely a continuation of the Muslim Brotherhood's policies in Egypt.
The Revolution Youth Coalition condemned security individuals affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood after they imprisoned a number of journalists who were covering an event close to the Egypt's presidential palace on Monday.
Syrian Orthodox Archbishop George Saliba of Mount Lebanon and Tripoli said that kidnapping of clergy has become "normal" since the events began in Iraq.
Today, Egyptians celebrate the Spring Festival, or Shame el-Nessim, an ancient Egyptian festival in which Egyptians celebrated the New Year and the start of the spring season.
Dr. Mohamed Nabil Gamie, an intellectual and professor at Alexandria University, said the recent statements made by the Muslim Brotherhood's Mufti prohibiting the congratulations of Copts during their holiday reflect a lack of religious knowledge.
Mohamed Abu Samra, secretary-general of the Islamic Jihad Party, made the claim that "it is permissible to kill some Christians today," then gave his argument defending such a position.
Deputy Chairperson of Egypt's Nour Party Sayed Mustafa stated that Muslims should not congratulate Copts during their holiday since they are of two different faiths.
Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria called for enforcement of the law upon everyone in society without discrimination.
Following the fatwa issued by a Muslim Brotherhood mufti, congratulating Copts on the Easter holiday was prohibited.
During his first interview since the attack against St. Mark's Cathedral, Coptic Patriarch H.H. Pope Tawadros II said that Christians in Egypt are being ignored by the country's government.
Local reports indicate that an unidentified gunmen kidnapped a Coptic man and his son in the North Sinai border city of Rafah, late Thursday night, as they were returning to their home.
The head of the Free Egyptians Party (FEP), Dr. Ahmed Said, has revealed that he has an eyewitness account of the April 7 attack on St. Mark's Cathedral in Cairo.
The Syriac Gathering Movement, a political party in Iraq, has condemned the kidnapping of Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim of Aleppo's Metropolitan of the Syriac Orthodox Church and Archbishop Paul Yazigi, of Aleppo's Metropolitan of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Bishops from several European countries are criticizing Saudi Minister of Justice, Mohamed el-Eissi, after he insisted that "the cradle of the Muslim sanctities will not allow the establishment of any other places of worship."
Former Lebanese Minister Wadie el-Khazen, Head of the Public Maronite Council, rebuked the kidnapping of his brother, Aleppo Archbishop for the Greek Orthodox, Paul Yazigi, and Aleppo Archbishop for the Syriac Orthodox Church, John Ibrahim.
Dr. Omar el-Sebakhi, head of the Assembly of Human Rights Supporters' (AHRS) and professor at the University of Alexandria's Faculty of Engineering, said that the attacks on Copts have significantly increasing in the recent period.
Said Abdel Hafez, head of the Dialogue Forum for Development and Human Rights, recently stated that comments made by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi indicating there are no sectarian incidents in Egypt is a "lie" because he knows the essence of civil and political rights is the right to freedom of belief and worship.
In an opinion piece published on Townhall Online, Bob Morrison and Ken Blackwell claimed that "Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood's governing majority are actively persecuting Coptic Christians."