Egypt’s Copts vote for successor to Pope Shenouda III

A council of Coptic Christians in Egypt is set to vote for a successor to Pope Shenouda III, who died in March. Two bishops and three monks are short-listed to become the 118th head of the region’s largest Christian minority. The council will pick three, writing their names on separate pieces of paper that will […]

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