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23 Aug 2013 – CAIRO (CNS) — Churches and other Christian properties around Egypt had already been looted, so when Catholics in Berba were tipped off that their southern village could be next, they acted fast — seeking assistance from Muslim friends and neighbors, who were happy to comply.  Read more...
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23 Aug 2013 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Egyptian-born Christian clergy, in separate telephone interviews with Catholic News Service, each blamed both poverty and “ignorance” for the attacks on churches in Egypt.  Read more...
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22 Aug 2013 – We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, follow with great concern the dreadful situation in Egypt, which suffers from internal divisions, deliberate violence and terroristic acts against innocent people, both Muslims and Christians.  Read more...
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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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