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Egypt
(From ONE magazine September 2010)
Land of Alexandrian Christianity

Building Persons, Forming Good Citizens
by Liam Stack with photographs by Shawn Baldwin
(From ONE magazine January 2009)
Catholic vocational schools prepare Egyptian youth for the future

City of Charity
by Liam Stack with photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2009)
New life and a brighter future for Egypt’s needy children

Alexandria’s Struggling Sudanese
by Liam Stack
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
A small church in an ancient port city sustains refugees

Hope and Renewal in Suez
by Liam Stack with photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine November 2009)
Prospering, the Coptic Orthodox of Port Said are beating the odds

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine May 2008)
The Orthodox Church of Mount Sinai

Oasis of Hope
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD March – April 2004)
A religious center helps isolated Christians in Egypt strengthen their faith

Desert Fathers
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May – June 2004)
Egyptian monastery shelters tradition and enlivens the Coptic faith

Building a Brighter Future
text by Christopher Walker
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From ONE magazine November 2004)
Alexandria’s street children find a home with a community of sisters

Bringing Learning to Life
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD May – June 2002)
A school in a suburb of Alexandria, Egypt, provides a sanctuary for learning and reason.

Upper Egypt’s Copts
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2002)
Coptic Christians strive to improve the lot of all Egyptians.

From Dust to Dignity
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD November – December 2002)
Training for an independent life in Upper Egypt.

Fortifying the Faith of Egypt’s Youth
by Dale Gavlak
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1999)
The Coptic Orthodox Church offers a variety of programs to reach its challenged youth.

Egypt’s Miracle Worker
text by Dale Gavlak
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
A profile of Egidio Sampieri, a dynamic bishop building bridges between faith communities.

Spotlight: Coptic Women
text by Sarah Topol with photographs by Holly Pickett
(From ONE magazine September 2011)
Christian women in Egypt

Helping Cairo’s Handicapped
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
Thanks to a caring priest and a support group called Faith and Light, Egypt’s mentally handicapped find the support they need.

Forming Coptic Catholic Priests
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1998)
Forming priests at St. Leo the Great Coptic Catholic Patriarchal Seminary in Cairo, Egypt.

Life in a Coptic Catholic Village
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
A priest’s weekly visits to a remote Egyptian village provide support and hope.

The Monasteries of Wadi el Natrun
text and photographs by Armineh Johannes
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
Centuries-old monasteries in Egypt offer a life of uninterrupted prayer.

Egypt’s Syrian Catholics
text by Dale McGeehon
photos by John Samples
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1995)
Cairo’s Holy Rosary Church is the pride and joy of Egypt’s Syrian Catholic community.

The Christians of Egypt
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1995)
Egypt’s Christian population continues to flourish despite discrimination and emigration.

Finding a Place for Egypt’s Sudanese
text by Dale McGeehon
photos by Todd Cross
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1995)
With civil war always a memory and daily survival an ongoing challenge, the people of Sudan still prefer to smile.

Egyptian Tales of the Holy Family
by Jeanne Conte
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1994)
Tales of Joseph, Mary and the Christ child in Egypt.

Fighting Drug Use in Egypt
text and photos by Dale McGeehon
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1994)
A special drug treatment program in Cairo reaches out to Egypt’s drug addicted.

On Holy Ground
text by Jennifer Reidy
photos by Tom Stevens
(From Catholic Near East April 1992)
A pilgrimage to St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai.

Celebrating Muslim Saints
text by Jennifer Reidy
photos by Tom Stevens
(From Catholic Near East July 1992)
Egyptians celebrate the birthdays of Muslim saints.

Rebuilding a School in the Heart of Cairo
by Joyce M. Davis
(From Catholic Near East September 1990)
The Christian Brothers tackle Egypt’s desperate need for schools.

True to Themselves, Building on Their Faith
by Thomas Riley
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
Coptic Catholics might be a minority anywhere, but they know themselves and fervently express their faith through their communities.

Working Hard to Build Community
text and photos by Joan Tedeschi
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1989)
The lay men and women of this parish brought it to life and sustain it. In turn, it enlivens and sustains them.

Egypt
photos by Sister Christian Molidor, R.S.M.
(From Catholic Near East August 1989)
Excerpts from the report of a May field visit to Egypt by Catholic Near East Welfare Association staff.

Fisher-Children of the Nile
text and photos by Lucinda Kidd
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1987)
An Egyptian family creates its own warmth on a winter day as its members work and play.

Coptic Villagers of the Upper Nile – Islands of Christianity
by Kenneth Cline
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
In the land of the Holy Family, despite isolation and poverty, Coptic Christians in rural Egypt maintain an unwavering faith.

Ramadan in Cairo
text and photos by Lucinda Kidd
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1986)
Muslims in Cairo celebrate Ramadan and ’Eid Il Fitr, thus strengthening their faith in a merciful God.

Nubia: A Lost Homeland
by Pierre Kfoury
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1984)
Despite displacement, the people of Nubia struggle to maintain their distinct culture.

The Refuse(d) Communities
by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Winter 1982)
With the aid of a dedicated sister from Cairo, a destitute group known as the garbage people receive the help they desperately need.

Chiara’s Calling
by Jeannette Isaac
photos by John Isaac
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1982)
A young woman in Egypt prepares for her final profession as an Italian Elizabethine Sisters.

Egypt: Ever Old, Ever New
by Leila Badran
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Spring 1980)
A seat of civilization, Egypt continues to thrive while the Nile River flows.

Ancient Roots Modern Church: The Orthodox Copts
by Elena Serocki
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Fall 1979)
The Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt strives to renew its bonds of faith with the churches of the East and West.

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine November 2005)
The Coptic Orthodox Church

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A Patriarchal Visit
news from ONE Magazine (20 July 2007)
The Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, Antonios I, was the guest of honor at a CNEWA luncheon in New York on 29 May.

New Patriarch in Egypt
news from ONE Magazine (11 May 2006)
The Coptic Catholic synod of bishops has elected the retired bishop of Minya, Antonios Naguib, Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts.

Coptic Patriarch Fearful, yet Hopeful for Egypt’s Future
Catholic News Service (11 August 2011)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) — In the wake of the revolution that toppled Egypt’s authoritarian government last winter, the country’s Christians remain fearful, yet hopeful, said Cardinal Antonios Naguib, patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church

Copts Mourn Victims in Cairo Protest
Catholic News Service (11 October 2011)
CAIRO (CNS) — Orthodox Pope Shenouda III declared three days of mourning, fasting and prayer for victims of peaceful protests that turned violent, and church and government leaders called for Egypt to reaffirm its commitment to religious freedom.

Pope Condemns Attack on Christians in Egypt
Catholic News Service (12 October 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Condemning an attack on unarmed Christians in Egypt, Pope Benedict XVI said that during the country’s transition to democracy, all of its citizens and institutions must work to guarantee the rights of minorities.

Christian-Muslim Rift in Egypt
Catholic News Service (4 November 2011)
FRIBOURG, Switzerland (CNS) — The patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt blamed Islamic fundamentalists for the increasing number of attacks on Christians and criticized a growing division between Muslims and Christians since the country’s February revolution.

Arab Spring Opens New Era
Catholic News Service (9 December 2011)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — What turned out to be a yearlong Arab Spring of grass-roots uprisings in 2011 left several countries with new leadership and a death toll in the tens of thousands, most from a full-scale civil war in Libya.

Pope Remembers Coptic Patriarch
Catholic News Service (20 March 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Praising the ecumenical commitment of the late Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Pope Benedict XVI offered his condolences to Orthodox Christians in Egypt on the death of their patriarch.

Church Leaders Call to End Human Trafficking in Egypt
web news (21 March 2012)
In communion with the organizations seeking to draw attention to the plight of these people and to help them, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land calls for greater awareness

Egypt’s Christians Vote in Historic Election
Catholic News Service (31 May 2012)
CAIRO (CNS) — Egyptian Christians voting in their nation’s historic presidential election were throwing much of their support behind candidates who aimed to check the power of the Islamist parties.

Religious Freedom in Egypt
Catholic News Service (31 May 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Egyptians began voting to replace ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Christian minorities were anxious to see if the next government would end restrictions on religious freedom and attacks on religious minorities that had been on the rise the past couple of years.

Egypt’s Christians Cautious About Islamist’s Victory
Catholic News Service (26 June 2012)
CAIRO (CNS) — Christians expressed caution about the election of Islamist Mohammed Morsi as Egypt’s new president, saying they hope he will follow through on his pledge “to be a president for all Egyptians.”

Christian Leaders in Egypt Meet With Clinton
Catholic News Service (17 July 2012)
CAIRO (CNS) — Egyptian Christian representatives met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo, rejecting calls by other religious leaders to boycott discussions but stressing their determination to flex their newfound political voice.

Egypt’s Bishops Cautiously Welcome President
Catholic News Service (17 August 2012)
ANTAKYA, Turkey (CNS) — A spokesman for Egypt’s bishops gave a cautious welcome to President Mohammed Morsi’s reshuffling of top military officials.

Comboni Sister Nurses Egyptians for
60 years

Catholic News Service (10 September 2012)
NAZLET KHATER, Egypt (CNS) — It is 7 a.m., and someone is already knocking on the door of the tiny village convent where Comboni Sister Giacinta Niboli and three other sisters live.

Christian-Muslim Dialogue in Egypt
Catholic News Service (11 September 2012)
AL-MUKHALFA, Egypt (CNS) — On a recent summer evening, the local representative of Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood party paid a visit to the almost entirely Coptic Catholic village of Al-Mukhalfa, known as “Little Rome” deep in Egypt’s south.

Film Unsettles Muslims, Christians in Egypt
Catholic News Service (18 September 2012)
CAIRO (CNS) — As tear-gas bearing police battled Egyptians armed with stones in front of Cairo’s U.S. Embassy, Rashad was two neighborhoods away, making sure the few evening costumers respected the line at the Mobinil cellphone company where he works.

Christmas Stamp Depicts Holy Family in Egypt
Catholic News Service (12 October 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Postal Service Oct. 10 released a Christmas stamp featuring an image of the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt.

Egypt’s Nuncio Says Christian Complaints Valid
Catholic News Service (18 October 2012)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Some of Egypt’s Christians feel uncomfortable with Islamists in power, but there is greater freedom of speech than before the revolution, said the pope’s ambassador to the Middle Eastern country.

Pope Recognizes New Coptic Catholic Patriarch
Catholic News Service (18 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI formally welcomed the election of the new head of the Coptic Catholic Church, 57-year-old Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sidrak of Alexandria.

New Coptic Catholic Leader: Church Must Cross Sectarian Lines
Catholic News Service (18 March 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac said rising social and economic troubles since the revolution are leading to the despair and emigration of the country’s Christians and Muslims alike, and that his church must work across sectarian lines to restore “lost confidence” in the predominantly Muslim North-African nation.

Sectarian Strife Scaring Away Egypt’s Christians
Catholic News Service (11 April 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — Mounting sectarian violence in Egypt is pushing tens of thousands of Egyptian Christians to look for security abroad, say Christian community members, church leaders and aid workers.

Egypt’s Catholic Leaders Welcome Morsi’s Ouster
Catholic News Service (5 July 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Egypt’s Catholic leaders welcomed the military overthrow of the country’s Islamist president and voiced confidence that Christians and Muslims can work together to build a “real democracy.”

Pope Asks Mary, Queen of Peace, to Bring Calm to Egypt
Catholic News Service (16 August 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.

Catholic Spokesman Defends Egyptian Army Crackdown
Catholic News Service (16 August 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — A spokesman for Egypt’s Catholic Church defended a police and army crackdown against Egyptians protesting the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi.

Coptic Bishop: No Civil War in Egypt
Catholic News Service (19 August 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.

Bishop Says Housebound Egyptians Running Out of Food
Catholic News Service (21 August 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.

C.R.S. Program in Egypt to Help Muslims, Christians Avert Strife
Catholic News Service (13 December 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — Select Muslims and Christians in Egypt are participating in a development project designed to avert further sectarian violence after a surge in clashes between the two religious groups.

Egyptian Bishop Says Violence Will Not Stop Constitutional Referendum
Catholic News Service (26 December 2013)
CAIRO (CNS) — A 26 December attack in Cairo and other violence will not keep Egypt from going ahead with its planned referendum on a new constitution, said Coptic Catholic Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina of Giza, Egypt.

After Terrorism Conference at Al Azhar, Archbishop Optimistic
Catholic News Service (10 December 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — A Lebanese archbishop expressed optimism regarding the outcome of an international conference on terrorism and extremism, but said it could take decades to see results.

Pope Seeks Prayers for Egyptians Beheaded by Islamic State
Catholic News Service (18 February 2015)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis called for prayers for the Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya and asked that God recognize these men killed for their faith.

Priest Says Church Will Respect Sentencing of Egyptian Ex-President
Catholic News Service (22 May 2015)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Egypt’s Catholic Church has pledged respect for the country’s justice authorities after a deposed Islamist president was sentenced to death for alleged complicity in a planned jail break.

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Picture of the Day: Where Learning Comes Alive
A young student at an assembly at the Abou Kir Franciscan School in Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Christians Caring for Muslims in Egypt
A nurse gives Noor Fahmy her daughter, Mary, shortly after delivery at St. Thérèse Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. (photo: Shawn Baldwin)

Picture of the Day: A Light in the Dark
Santa Lucia (home for the blind in Abou Kir, Egypt) staff member, Iman Bibawi Iskandar, helps a resident practice writing Arabic Braille in preparation for an exam. (Photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Prayers in Egypt
A woman prays in a church in Deir Azra, a Christian village in Upper Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Prayer and Peace in the Land of Egypt
As the new Egyptian election results unfold, thousands of Coptic Christians of all stripes gather to pray in a striking display of ecumenism and shared Christian identity.

Picture of the Day: The Future At Their Fingertips
Hermina Tharwat, 12, studies for winter exams at Santa Lucia (home for the blind in Abou Kir, Egypt). (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: 2011 — A Year of Change
A woman prays in a church in Deir Azra, a Christian village in Upper Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Sudanese Find Refuge in Egypt
A Sudanese girl walks with her Egyptian friend, left, at the private school, Yet el Hesshan, in Alexandria, Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: One Year Later
demonstrator holds up a crucifix and a Quran during a protest at Tahrir square in Cairo yesterday.

Picture of the Day: Sparking Crafts, Honing Lives
Students at the Don Bosco Institute attend a welding class in the Rod el Farag neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, 12 November 2008.

The Death of a Pope
Shenouda III, pope of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark, died on Saturday, 17 March.

Celebrating a Life
A prayer service commemorated Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Egypt, who died 17 March.

Picture of the Day: Help Support Egypt's Christians
Egyptian protesters hold up a Coptic Christian cross in one hand and a copy of the Quran in the other hand in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

Picture of the Day: Egypt's Deep Christian Roots
Latest reports indicate that Egypt continues to be rocked by political turmoil and protest.

Picture of the Day: A Spirit of Prayer and Trustful Submission
At the Coptic Orthodox Mar Bishoi Church in Port Said, Egypt, a parishioner prays at the icon of the church patron. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: The Plight of Christian Women in Egypt
Miriam Ishak, a 25-year-old Coptic woman, says she experiences harassment and discrimination in her hometown of Samalut, Egypt, because she is Christian. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Picture of the Day: Hope in Egypt
A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Cairo on 23 May. (photo: CNS/Ammar Awad, Reuters

An American Priest in Cairo
Father Douglas May discusses the work he does to foster understanding between people of different faiths and cultures.

Christian Leaders in Egypt Voice Hope
Last weekend's historic election in Egypt has prompted cautiously optimistic reactions from Christian leaders in the country.

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Picture of the Day: Copts in Egypt Worry About the Future
A Coptic priest celebrates the liturgy at a church in Deir Azra, a Christian village in Upper Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

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Picture of the Day: Building a Brighter Future in Egypt
A resident of a home for girls, run by the Verbo Encarnado (Incarnate Word) Congregation in Alexandria's Dekhela neighborhood, hugs a sister from the congregation. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

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Picture of the Day: "Christ Is Testing Us"
Coptic Christians grieve during the funeral for seven victims of sectarian violence at Samaan el-Kharaz Church in Cairo, Egypt, last year. (Photo: CNS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Reuters)

Picture of the Day: "We are Here to Help"
The Italian Hospital in Kerak, Jordan, is run by the Comboni Sisters. (photo: John E. Kozar)

Picture of the Day: Egypt's "City of Charity"
A resident of a home for abandoned children in King Mariut, Egypt. The home is run by the priests and sisters of the Institute of the Incarnate Word. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Finding Dignity Among the Debris
The Zabbaleen are descendents of migrant farmers from Upper Egypt who first came to Cairo in the 1940's in search of employment. (photo: Dana Smillie)

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Picture of the Day: Renewed Hope in Egypt
In 2009, writer Liam Stack reported on the efforts by Coptic Orthodox Bishop Amba Tadros.

Living on What Others Throw Away
Cairo-based journalist Sarah Topol covers events in the Middle East.

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Picture of the Day: Scintillating Skills
Students at the Don Bosco institute practice welding in the Rod el Farag neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, on 12 November 2008. (photo: Shawn Baldwin)

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Out of the Shadows
Father Douglas May grew up in a small town near Buffalo, New York, but now serves as a Maryknoll missionary in Cairo.

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Picture of the Day: An Egyptian Oasis
In 2004, we looked at one of those, a center catering to the needs of isolated Christians in Egypt’s western desert.

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Picture of the Day: Family Ties
Young Christian mothers look after their children at a home in the village of Deir Azra, Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

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Picture of the Day: Egypt's Future
A young student poses for a picture at a Jesuit-run school in Minya, Upper Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: A Closer Look
An Egyptian girl wants a closer look at Verbo Encarnado Sister Maria de la Santa Faz. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

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Picture of the Day: In Egypt, "We Continue to Have Hope"
A little boy looks on in the southern Egyptian village of Qenna, where the church remains the focus of the Christian community. (photo: David Degner)

Picture of the Day: Hearth and Home
A Coptic woman prepares a meal in her kitchen in the southern village of Qenna, Egypt. (photo: David Degner)

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Picture of the Day: Egypt’s Grief
Copts mourn after identifying a victim of sectarian and political violence. (photo: David Degner)

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Picture of the Day: Eyes on Egypt
Santa Lucia staff member Iman Bibawi Iskandar helps a resident practice writing Arabic Braille in preparation for an exam. (photo: Holly Pickett)

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Picture of the Day: The Daily Grind
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In the Eternal City
Msgr. John Kozar reports on the events of his trip to Rome, which included ROACO's 86th plenary assembly.

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Picture of the Day: Threads of Faith in Egypt
Women from the village of Manhari weave religious articles in a program supported by the local eparchy. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Seeing a Brighter Future
Several years ago, we reported on the remarkable work being undertaken by a congregation of sisters in Egypt seeking to help some of the poorest children in the country

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Picture of the Day: Egypt in Crisis
Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo on 14 August. (photo: CNS/Asmaa Waguih, Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Prayers for Egypt
A man prays during the Sunday liturgy at the Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in the Maadi suburb of Cairo on 25 August. (photo: CNS/Dana Smillie)

Father Elias on Egypt
Yesterday, Currents, a program on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s NET NY television station, aired an interview with a familiar face — CNEWA’s own Rev. Elias Mallon.

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Picture of the Day: On This Rock
Copts attend a liturgy at St. Simon the Tanner Church, carved out of a cave in Egypt. (photo: Dana Smillie)

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Picture of the Day: ‘The Family Is Suffering’
In this image from last month, people walk around a destroyed Protestant church in Mallawi, Egypt. (photo: CNS/Reuters)

Picture of the Day: Educational Oasis
Father Luis Montes, who directs St. Aloysius School, makes time to play with the students. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Grief and Rage in Egypt
A man orates near a casket during a funeral on 21 October for one of four victims killed the previous day in an attack at a wedding outside the Church of the Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox in Cairo. (photo: CNS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Reuters)

The Hope of Egypt’s Youth
Coptic Christians chant prayers during a candlelight protest after dozens were killed during clashes with soldiers and riot police in October 2011. (photo: CNS/Reuters)

Have You Seen ONE Yet?
The Autumn issue of ONE is now online!

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Picture of the Day: The Seeds We Sow
The “bishop farmer” and one of his helpers pick vegetables from their garden. (photo: Mohammed El-Dakhakhny)

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Picture of the Day: The Write Stuff
Catholic institutions in Upper Egypt, such as the Jesuit’s school in Minya, are largely responsible for the growth of the Coptic Catholic Church. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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In Egypt, “Democracy Alone Cannot Be the Answer”
In the pages of America magazine, Rev. Elias Mallon discusses the fight for democracy in Egypt, and how this is impacting the local Christian communities.

Picture of the Day: "Copts Have Never Had It Easy"
Sunday night, “60 Minutes” broadcast a report by correspondent Bob Simon on the plight of the Copts.

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Picture of the Day: Growing Fears in Egypt
A Christian farmer works the fields near his home in northern Egypt. (photo: David Degner)

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First Look: The Winter Issue of ONE
Our Winter issue of ONE magazine is now online!

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Picture of the Day: Laying New Roots
A Coptic farmer walks through his field near Minya, Egypt. (photo: David Degner)

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Fear Factor: The Life of Copts in Upper Egypt
Sarah Topol shares her thoughts on reporting on the Copts of Upper Egypt.

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Picture of the Day: Coptic Women of Egypt
In this 2011 photo, a girl prays in Santa Maria Church in the Christian village of Deir Azra in the Minya region of Egypt. (photo: Holly Pickett)

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Picture of the Day: Out of Darkness
Myven Aihab prepares for winter exams and hopes one day to pursue a degree in anthropology. (photo: Holly Pickett)

Envisioning a Better Future
Journalist Sarah Topol reflects on the Santa Lucia Home, the topic of her recent article in ONE.

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Picture of the Day: Costumes and Customs
Students perform a folklore dance at the Franciscan School in Abou Kir, Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: A Good Samaritan
Sister Terese Dorias is one of three sisters who helps care for the children at the Good Samaritan Orphanage in Cairo. (photo: Amal Morcos)

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How Islamic Law Affects Christian Orphans in Egypt
In the winter edition of ONE magazine, contributor Amal Morcos visits two child care institutions in Egypt helping vulnerable children. She offers some additional perspectives below.

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Picture of the Day: A Place to Grow
Marseille, 13 years old and autistic, has made friends and grown more comfortable socializing since coming to school at the Good Samaritan Orphanage. (photo: Amal Morcos)

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Picture of the Day: A Church Unburnt
Egyptian sisters pray in Immaculate Conception Church in Suez, burnt by rioters in August 2013. (photo: David Degner)

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Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Orthodox Church of Mount Sinai

The monks of St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai, Egypt, form the smallest of the churches in the Orthodox communion of churches.

Picture of the Day: Hope Grows in Egypt
A bougainvillea grows through the open window of the Good Shepherd Sisters’ convent in Suez, burned by rioters in 2013. (photo: David Degner)

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Picture of the Day: All in the Family
Father Sherubine, his wife, Antoinette, and their children visit the Al Karma Center near Alexandria, Egypt. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Care and Community in Africa
Good Shepherd Sister Odile, a Coptic Catholic, cares for children at her order’s orphanage in Suez, Egypt. For thousands of years, ethnic Christians — or Copts — have formed a major constituency of the Church of Alexandria. (photo: David Degner)

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90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Sister Souad Nohra

One of the more inspiring projects CNEWA supports is the Santa Lucia Home, a boarding facility for blind children.

Common Ground — but Surprising Tensions
Journalist Don Duncan writes about the ways Christians and Muslims are Finding Common Ground in one Egyptian village.

How Will U.S. Policy Affect
Middle East's Christians in 2017?

A wide variety of issues, both domestic and foreign, have been raised during the presidential transition.

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Picture of the Day: Centering the Community
An altar server carries incense through new Coptic Catholic parish community center still under construction in Izbet al Nakhl, in northern Cairo. (photo: David Degner)

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‘Egyptian Christians Are Made of Steel’
A powerful video from Egyptian television is beginning to go viral, and understandably so.

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Picture of the Day: Praying Together in Egypt
The meeting in Egypt last weekend brought together Pope Francis, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

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Picture of the Day: Crying Out in One Voice
Cairo protesters gather outside St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral after a bomb attack on 11 December. (photo: David Degner)

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Picture of the Day: Becoming a Priest in Egypt
Eucharist and study are central in the lives of Coptic Catholic seminarians at St. Leo the Great, located in a Cairo suburb. (photo: Mohamed El-Dakhakhny)

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