Posts Tagged ‘Priest’

Coptic priest held in Cairo airport over Maspero travel ban

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Travel ban lifted on Priest Felopateer Aziz, accused of inciting violence against armed forces during last year’s Maspero massacre, after being detained for a few hours at Cairo airport by military intelligence.    

12 dead in Muslim-Christian clashes in Egypt

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Riot police disperse crowds outside a Cairo church burned by Muslim mobs. The violence raises questions about minority rights and Egypt’s transition to democracy.

At least 6 dead in Egyptian sectarian violence

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At least six people were killed and 120 injured in sectarian clashes outside a church in Cairo on Saturday, officials said. A group of Muslim Salafists attacked the Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church. Gunfire rang out as people sprinted for cover.

Coptic Christians attacked by Egyptian military after suspending demonstrations

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Dozens of Christian demonstrators have been attacked by Egyptian Armed Forces despite agreeing to suspend a sit-in protest outside the state-run television building that lasted 9 days.

Al-Qaida No. 2 Alleges Incitement By Egypt’s Copts

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The deputy to Osama bin Laden issued al-Qaida’s second message since the Egyptian uprising, accusing the nation’s Christian leadership of inciting interfaith tensions and denying that the terror network was behind last month’s bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria that killed 21 and sparked protests. The message Friday from Ayman al-Zawahri, the No. 2 […]

Military Uses Force Against Egypt’s Coptic Monasteries

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Egyptian soldiers attacked for the second time the Monastery of Saint Bishoy Alexandria in Wady el-Rayan, Fayoum, 110 km from Cairo. Two monks and six Coptic labourers were wounded. Four people were arrested, three monks and a Coptic lawyer who was visiting the monastery to investigate a similar incident the day before. 

Coptic Priest killed in Assiut

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According to Church sources, the Australian Coptic Movement (ACM) has been informed that Fr. Dawood Botros, priest of the Prince Tadros El-Shatby in Shatb, Assiut, was found dead in his home.

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