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Police officer killed while defusing bomb near church in Cairo

A police officer was killed on Saturday night while attempting to defuse a bomb found near a church in Cairo, according to state owned media. The attack comes less than two days before the celebration of Orthodox Christmas in Egypt.The police are currently investigating the incident and collecting evidence. The bomb was one of two …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: The Coptic file

Several writers commented on the situation of Egypt’s Christian community given recent controversy in the Upper Egypt governorate of Minya and possible tensions. In the privately-owned Al-Watan newspaper, Magda Al-Gindi touched upon the issue of worship places for Coptic citizens, highlighting how the government has undermined churches over the years and the challenge to make …

Amira El-Fekki

Six defendants referred to criminal court for attacking church in Mahalla

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek ordered on Saturday the referral of six suspects to the Criminal Court of National Security on charges of terrorism for allegedly attacking a church in Mahalla. The defendants were previously detained by the General Prosecution pending investigations. Investigations charged that the six defendants had committed a number of crimes, including establishing …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Reconciliation surfaces as solution for Atfeeh sectarian strife

After two days of clashes in Atfeeh village in Giza, which took place after a mob attacked a Coptic association that allegedly held Christian prayers, Atfeeh Prosecution ordered the detention of 17 defendants. 13 of the defendants are Muslims accused of illegal gathering and thuggery, while four others, all Christians, are accused of using a …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Church bids farewell to victims of terrorism

A long night of funerals took place at Mar Girgis Church in Tanta, as more than 27 victims of the terrorist attack which left at least 70 others injured on Palm Sunday were mourned. A second attack on St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria, where Pope Tawadros II was giving a sermon, saw the …

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