Egypt protests over draft constitution

Tens of thousands of protesters staged a mass demonstration in Cairo after a draft constitution was agreed by an Islamist-led assembly. Campaigners say the charter undermines the rights of women and religious minorities, as well as freedom of speech, while opponents of President Mohamed Morsi say it was rushed through to force an early referendum.

Egypt Constitution Sparks Mass Protest

More than 100,000 protesters took the streets in Egypt vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved early Friday in a rushed, all-night session without the participation of liberals and Christians. Anger at Mr. Morsi even spilled over into a mosque

Egypt freed two Coptic boys held for Quran defiling

Egyptian authorities on Thursday released two Coptic Christian boys taken into in juvenile detention for allegedly urinating on the Quran, but they will remain under investigation, a security official said. Even as news spread that the boys would be freed, their village remained tense. According to priest in the village

Egypt’s Christians form their own Brotherhood

A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood occupies Egypt’s presidential palace, leaving many of the country’s Coptic Christians deeply anxious about their future. Now, a new group calling itself the Christian Brotherhood has emerged, vowing to stand up for the rights of Copts.

Fearing Islamists, many Egyptian Christians back Shafiq

In the small southern Egyptian town of Azaziya, where almost all the residents are Christians, few doubt that nearly everyone who can is going to vote for Ahmed Shafiq, ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister and his longtime friend, in this weekend’s presidential election.

Pope condemns attacks against Copts in Egypt

Pope Benedict XVI denounced Sunday the attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt which left seven people dead. Cardinal Walter Kaspar, chairman of the Pontifical Council for Unity Among Christians wrote and told the Coptic Church in Egypt : “Every time we Christians suffer unjustly, it represents a wound to the Body of Christ whom we […]

Clashes in Egypt between Christian Copts and police

Clashes broke out Thursday in southern Egypt between more than 2,000 Christian Copts and police after the Christmas Eve killing of six Copts in a drive-by shooting, police officials said. The violence broke out in the southern town of Nagaa Hammadi where a policeman was also killed and six Copts wounded Wednesday when three men […]