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Coptic Pope Turns Up the Heat

Coptic Pope Turns Up the Heat

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Coptic Pope Tawadros II has further stoked sectarian tensions in Egypt by calling the official account of clashes at Cairo’s Saint Mark’s cathedral on April 7 “a pack of lies.” In the first official interview since sectarian clashes erupted in...
Egypt’s Christians Must Stay

Egypt’s Christians Must Stay

In the sermon he gave during the funeral mass for the victims of the sectarian clashes that Egypt witnessed last week, Bishop Raphael—who also serves as secretary of the Coptic Church’s Holy Synod—said: “We will not leave Egypt; neither bloodshed nor lack of security...
Egypt Pope Rebukes Mursi over Cathedral Siege

Egypt Pope Rebukes Mursi over Cathedral Siege

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Pope Tawadros II, leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority, has accused Muslim Brotherhood affiliated President Mohamed Mursi of “negligence” following the deadly sectarian clashes that have swept the capital. Pope Tawadros II called a live...