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Egypt: “I feel pity for the perpetrators”

A survivor looks back ten years after the attack on Coptic Christians Ten years ago on New Year’s Eve, the life of Coptic Orthodox Christian Kiro Khalil, then 20 years old, was “turned upside down,” as he describes it himself. The expression does little to convey just how horrific the experience was that the young […]

Success Story in Egypt

Supporting Families During the Coronavirus Crisis The centre for diaconic services was established in 2010 by the patriarchate of the Coptic Catholic Church. It offers a range of social and pastoral activities and initiatives, addressed above all towards women, families and young people. In addition to this there are various aid programs for those in […]

ACN Project of the Week: Pastoral summer activities for children in Egypt

Egypt Pastoral summer activities in Alexandria by ACN Projects Department International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada Published online June 17, 2020 In Alexandria, a city founded over 2,000 years ago and home of a new library recalling the mythical and legendary institution of Antiquity – 290 children and young people in Alexandria have been looking […]

ACN Project of the Week: Help to complete the new church in Egypt

Egypt Help for the completion of a new church and community centre in Abnee Baitak   Info from ACN International Projects Department Poste online April 23, 2020 Abnee Baitak is a new satellite suburb of the town of Madinat as-Sadis min Uktubar, the “Town of the 6th of October,” itself, a relatively new satellite town […]

ACN Feature Story: Egypt – Five years on

Egypt – Five years on   Shrine honours 21 Coptic martyrs   Special collaboration –  Engy Magdy Adapted by ACN Canada   Published on the web February 14, 2020   The shrine to the 21 Christian men beheaded by ISIS on a Libyan beach in February 2015, will hold an exhibition on Feb. 15 honouring […]

ACN FEATURE STORY – Christians being kidnapped in Egypt

ACN FEATURE STORY – Christians being kidnapped in Egypt In January of last year, Adeeb Nakhla, a Coptic Christian, was kidnapped by an ISIS affiliate group in Sinai, Egypt. Since then, there has been no news of his whereabouts or condition. A relative of Nakla’s shares the story with Engy Magdy of the pontifical charity […]

ACN Project of the Week – A library for a Catholic centre in Egypt

Egypt Equipping the library in the Diakonia Development Center  Sheraton-Heliopolis is the name of one of the newer suburbs of Cairo that did not even exist a few decades ago. Named after the original Sheraton hotel, close to the international airport, which was at first the only existing building there at the time, it is […]

Egypt – “My mother was killed by a terrorist while she was helping him”

Picture: Bullet hole in portrait of late Pope Kyrillos VI, in corridor of St. Mina Church in Cairo Egypt “My mother was killed by a terrorist while she was helping him” Testimony of the daughter of one of the victims of the attacks in Cairo last December.   Gunmen attacked worshippers leaving a Coptic Orthodox church […]

Egypt: “Help our faithful to stay”, asks Coptic Pope

Coptic Pope: ‘Help our faithful to stay’ The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church has called on a Catholic charity to redouble its efforts to help Christians stay in the Middle East. Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II made the plea at a meeting with Neville Kyrke-Smith, national director of Aid to the Church in Need […]

ACN INTERVIEW with Bishop William Kyrillos of Assiut

Egypt “This is our country. We will never leave it.” INTERVIEW with Bishop William Kyrillos of Assiut on the occasion of his visit to the national office of the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need in Brazil.  An interview by Rodrigo Arantes (ACN Brazil) Aid to the Church in Need – What is […]