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ACN Press Release – Pope Francis in Egypt

Pope Francis in Egypt “Re-knitting ties with Islam”   Montreal, April 27, 2017 – Father Samir Khalil Samir, a Jesuit priest and specialist in Islam, and a professor at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Rome, visited the Canadian national office of Aid to the Church in Need last Thursday (20 April 2017). An Egyptian […]

Egypt – Pray for the affected families!

Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II led the funeral for the victims of a bomb that exploded on 11.12.2016 during Sunday Mass in a chapel at Cairo’s main Coptic Cathedral. Egypt  “Pray for the affected families!” Coptic Catholic Bishop Kyrillos William of Assiut has called on the Christian faithful throughout the world to pray for the victims […]

ACN News – Egypt “They are true martyrs”

Egypt “They are true martyrs” Egypt, following the murder of the Coptic Christians: a mixture of sadness and optimism among the Christians on the Nile By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada The whole of Egypt was shocked when, in mid-February, news emerged of the murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox […]

Egypt – The first Catholic church in Sinai

“I remember, during one of my visits to Egypt, speaking to a bishop who dreamt of a church precisely in this spot.  It was difficult to imagine then that such a dream could one day come true in this environment where there was nothing around but desert and a few fruit trees.  Add to this […]

ACN Press Release – Egypt “The Church has been strengthened”

Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin  ACN, Montreal / Königstein – Thursday February 19, 2014. “The Church in Egypt has been strengthened by the murder of our brothers in Libya.” These are the words of the Coptic-Catholic Bishop of Sohag in Egypt, Youssef Aboul-Kheir, on Wednesday (18.2.2015) when talking to the international […]

Interview from the Holy Land – “Only a political solution will bring peace”

Oliver Maksan, Middle East correspondent for ACN, speaking about the situation in the Holy Land (July 15th, 9 am) Interview conducted by Maria Lozano, ACN International   What sparked the current conflict between Israel and Gaza? Well, initially it began with the kidnapping of three Jewish teens and the killing which followed in mid-June close […]

Press Release – Egypt: “I can only recommend that Christians accept the constitution”

By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by AB Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, Wednesday January 15, 2014 – Before the start of the two-day referendum on the constitution in Egypt on Tuesday, Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan came out in favour of accepting the draft. Speaking to the international Catholic pastoral charity “Aid to the Church in […]

Think Again: 10 Myths about Egypt’s Second Revolution

Introduction by Maria Lozano, ACN International Adapted by AG Griffin, ACN Canada The following is a reference document following  Bishop Kyrillos William Samaan’s visit to the EU institutions in Brussels, a visit supported and organized by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) (September 17- 19, 2013). ACN recently received this document from Bishop Kyrillos […]

Press Release : Egypt – “We never know where the extremists will strike next”

For Immediate Release  Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, October 4th, 2013 – Despite a measure of improvement in the security situation for the Christians in Egypt, the media spokesman for the Catholic Church in the country, Father Rafik Greiche, continues to be concerned. Speaking to the international Catholic pastoral […]

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. […]