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Bishop urges U.S. to help Egyptians end violence

Bishop urges U.S. to help Egyptians end violence

| August 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

The United States should work with the international community to help Egyptians end violence, restore the rule of law and build an inclusive democracy in their country, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.

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Egypt’s Christians proud of history traced to Jesus, St. Mark

Egypt’s Christians proud of history traced to Jesus, St. Mark

| James Martone | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Coptic Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary sits in a tiled courtyard a few miles outside Cairo, on the left bank of the Nile as the river bends south toward Upper Egypt.

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Catholic, Orthodox leaders in Egypt say army is fighting terrorism

Catholic, Orthodox leaders in Egypt say army is fighting terrorism

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.”

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Fear of Egyptian violence does not interfere with nuns’ hospital work

Fear of Egyptian violence does not interfere with nuns’ hospital work

| James Martone | August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“It is the first time I am afraid to go out, really afraid,” said Italian Comboni Sister Pina De Angelis, who has been in Egypt for 28 years.

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Christian leaders in Jerusalem pray for end of violence in Egypt

Christian leaders in Jerusalem pray for end of violence in Egypt

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran leaders in Jerusalem prayed for an end to violence and bloodshed in Egypt and the protection of the values of “democracy, dignity and religious freedom.”

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Bishop says Egyptians running out of food because they fear going out

Bishop says Egyptians running out of food because they fear going out

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Catholic bishop in Luxor, about 400 miles south of Cairo, said Muslims and Christians are afraid to leave their homes; because the shops are closed and no one is venturing outside, many are running out of food.

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Christians targeted because extremists perceive they helped oust Morsi

Christians targeted because extremists perceive they helped oust Morsi

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Egypt’s Catholic leaders welcome Morsi’s ouster, hope for democracy

Egypt’s Catholic leaders welcome Morsi’s ouster, hope for democracy

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.”

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Jesuit criticizes Western support of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Jesuit criticizes Western support of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

| Deborah Gyapong | June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

A priest who directs the Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria, Egypt, blasted Western support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt during a visit to Parliament Hill.

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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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