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Egypt – Two Years After the Arab Spring

Egypt is not only pyramids and sun soaked beaches; it is also a country where the economic and political interests of the world’s great powers intertwine.The Arab Spring popular uprising in Cairo’s Tahrir square in January of 2011, has resulted in the country stumbling toward an uncertain future, evermore polarised between Islamist and secular forces. […]

Egypt – “A Church is growing as its faith deepens”

By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin The tension after the fall of the Muslim Brother Muhammad Mursi can be felt all over Egypt. Life in Cairo is carrying on, the cafés and teahouses of this huge megacity are full. But the people are more attentive than otherwise and more nervous. The taxi-drivers […]

Egypt – “An ecumenical watershed”

Interview with Bishop Anba Kyrillos William Samaan, Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Assiut Your Excellency, recently Pope Francis and the Coptic-Orthodox Pope Tawadros II met in Rome. Did this represent an ecumenical watershed between the two Churches?  Bishop Kyrillos: “Yes, you can really call it that. Pope Tawadros has shown from the very beginning that he wishes […]

Egypt – Serious allegations following unrest in Cairo: “Police protected the attackers”

PRESS RELEASE By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, April 17, 2013 – Following attacks on a Christian funeral service in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, representatives of the Catholic Church in Egypt have made serious allegations against the authorities. Father Rafik Greiche, media spokesman of the Egyptian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, […]