coptic church

Egyptian president visits France: Declares “modernity” while Coptic church is seized

By | 2018-03-30T22:10:39+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Press Releases|

The Church of the Virgin Mary and the Martyrs of Margaregs and Abi Sefin has been harassed for years by the state and is constantly under threat of closure. During President Al Sisi’s press conference upon his visit to France a few days ago (Saturday, Oct 21), a journalist asked about Egyptian human rights. The

Amid new attacks, Egypt’s Copts preserve heritage

By | 2013-10-17T20:47:56+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Coptic Monuments and History|

  Locked inside a 6th century church in a desert monastery are some of the jewels of early Christianity - ancient murals in vivid pinks, greens and reds depicting saints, angels and the Virgin Mary with a baby Jesus, hidden for centuries under a blanket of black soot.   Italian and Egyptian restorers are meticulously