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21 Aug 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A Catholic bishop in Luxor, about 400 miles south of Cairo, said Muslims and Christians alike are afraid to leave their homes; because the shops are closed and no one is venturing outside, many are running out of food.  Read more...
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20 Aug 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Speaking on behalf of Catholics in Egypt, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak said the violence and unrest in his country are “not a political struggle between different factions, but a war against terrorism.”  Read more...
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20 Aug 2013 – CAIRO (CNS) — Here is the English text of the 18 August statement by Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac on recent events in Egypt.  Read more...
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20 Aug 2013 – CAIRO (CNS) — Attacks on Christian churches and institutions in Egypt appeared to be the result of Islamist extremists’ anger over what they perceived as Christian support for the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi.  Read more...
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Coptic Bishop: No Civil War in Egypt (Catholic News Service)
19 Aug 2013 – CAIRO (CNS) — A Coptic Catholic bishop who served as a member of the assembly that drafted Egypt’s 2012 constitution said his country will not have a civil war, and foreign powers — including the United Nations — should not interfere.  Read more...
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18 Aug 2013 – With pain, but also with hope, the Catholic Church in Egypt is following what our country is experiencing: terrorist attacks, killings and the burning of churches, schools and state institutions. Therefore, out of love for our country and in solidarity with all lovers of Egypt, Christians and Muslims, we are trying to do our best to communicate with friendly organizations around the world to clarify for them the reality of events taking place in our country.  Read more...
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16 Aug 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Coveted as a spiritual and political capital by both Israelis and Palestinians, the status of the city of Jerusalem has stood out as one of the pivotal topics in their ongoing peace negotiations.  Read more...
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16 Aug 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As the official death toll rose from clashes on 14 August in Egypt and as the damaged done to Christian churches was being assessed, Pope Francis invoked Mary, queen of peace, to bring calm to the country.  Read more...


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