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 […]
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
Former Lebanese Prime Minister and current Future bloc leader MP Fouad Siniora visited the headquarters of the Christian Coptic Church in Sin al-Fil on Tuesday and offered his condolences over the violent clashes that killed a number of Egyptian Copts Sunday in Cairo.
Christians clashed with military police, leaving at least 24 people dead in Cairo, and the cabinet called an emergency meeting for Monday, vowing the violence would not derail Egypt’s first election since Hosni Mubarak was toppled.