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Bishop Bambera urges prayers for peace after attack on Coptic Christians

Bishop Bambera urges prayers for peace after attack on Coptic Christians

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a gunman’s attack on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo Dec. 29, killing at least nine people, a U.S. bishop urged Catholics to “pray for peace in Egypt and the Middle East and for all victims of religious and political hatred.”

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Pope, USCCB president pray for victims of Egyptian mosque attack

Pope, USCCB president pray for victims of Egyptian mosque attack

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis led pilgrims in prayer for the victims of a bombing at a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai region.

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USCCB president condemns ‘monstrous’ attack on worshippers at mosque

USCCB president condemns ‘monstrous’ attack on worshippers at mosque

| November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops condemned the Nov. 24 bombing of a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region, calling it a “monstrous terrorist attack on innocent people at prayer.”

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Priest says Egypt’s Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time

Priest says Egypt’s Christians feel they could be martyrs at any time

The spokesman for the nation’s bishops lamented the number of children killed in an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christians to St. Samuel Monastery in southern Egypt May 26.

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Feeling Christ’s pain through others

Feeling Christ’s pain through others

| Lynda McDonnell | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Easter season, I’ve been thinking a good deal about the nature of Christian faith and the wildly different varieties on display these days — Coptic Christians persecuted in Egypt; Pope Francis’ call to mercy; and some American groups’ campaigns to expel immigrants, expand gun rights, shrink government and tilt the economic system even more in favor of the rich. An alien from another planet would be understandably confused by the message and meaning of that Judean man from 2,000 years ago.

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Catholic leaders: Papal trip was blessing for Christian, Muslim Egyptians

Catholic leaders: Papal trip was blessing for Christian, Muslim Egyptians

| Dale Gavlak | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ historic, 72-hour visit to Cairo has left a profound mark on Egyptians, Catholic leaders said, as they anticipate increased ties with fellow Orthodox Christians and Muslims.

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Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

Unmask violence posing as holy, pope tells religious leaders in Egypt

| Carol Glatz | April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having these four leaders invite him for the trip shows it is “a trip of unity and fraternity” that will be “quite, quite intense” over the next two days, he said.

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Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

Spokesman: Tight security is ‘new normal’ as pope heads to Egypt

| Carol Glatz | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Burke said that after Pope Francis’ private meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, at the patriarch’s residence April 28, the two leaders will go together to the nearby church of Sts. Peter and Paul, which had been bombed during a Sunday Mass in Decem

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Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

| Carol Glatz | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.

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A Catholic’s reflections on Cairo

A Catholic’s reflections on Cairo

| Mike Haasl | March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the drama unfolded in Tahrir (“liberation”) Square in Cairo, Egypt, for days I joined in the world’s awe at the hundreds of thousands who gathered to demand an end to the autocratic reign of Hosni Mubarak and its three-decades-old “emergency law.”

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Catholic Spirit staffer in Egypt is eyewitness to historic demonstrations

Catholic Spirit staffer in Egypt is eyewitness to historic demonstrations

| January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rather than exploring the history of Egypt, John Wolszon, production supervisor at The Catholic Spirit newspaper in St. Paul, and his wife, Mary Jo, members of St. Mary in Stillwater, have been thrust into the midst of history-making events.

The couple left Jan. 20 for the trip of a lifetime to see and experience some of the world’s greatest treasures and to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Enal Hussein, and their three grandchildren, Maleka, 9; Daliah, 5, and Tamer, 2.

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