Today Tuesday December 16, 2008, it has been decided to renew (for 15 more days) the custody of our sister Zainab Said Abdel-Aziz who has converted to Christianity and goes by the Christian name of Martha Samuel Makar (24 years) and her husband Fadl Thabet (32 years, Christian).
A woman was arrested at Cairo Airport while traveling to Russia with her husband. She was caught when her name appeared on the observation list of people prevented from leaving the country.
The International Society for Human Rights nominates Coptic Priest Metaos Wahba as “prisoner of the month of November 2008”
The International Society for Human Rights nominates Coptic Priest Metaos Wahba as "prisoner of the month of November 2008"
At 03.00 am on Sunday 14th December the Egyptian State Security officers at â€œEl Pharanaâ€, Alexandria, in a barbaric-style operation arrested:
Thousands of Muslims, who were angered by Copts celebrating mass in the Zagazig Dioceses Hospitality Hall on 10th December, gathered in the village of Kafr Farag Guirgis, in an attempt to attack the building. TThousands of Muslims Attempt Again to Attack Copts During Prayers
A turist bus carrying fifty Coptic prrotestant was turned over
From World Magazine by Mindy Belz What happens when an elderly Coptic priest takes to the airwaves and the internet to confront Islam? Death threats, conversions, and a global following. At 28 minutes before air time, an assistant is lint-rolling Father Zakaria Botros' cassock, polishing the pectoral cross he wears over it and giving the dark circles beneath his eyes a last smudge of makeup from a cosmetics sponge. The studio lights are on, the clock is running, and assistants are checking a pair of teleprompters. Two full glasses of water, one for Botros and one for his guest, stand ready at opposite ends of the table where the men will sit.
Your Excellency Ambassadors of Egypt,I am sending you this letter in my capacity as President of â€œVoice of the Coptsâ€, an Organization registered in Italy and in the United States of America for the protection of the Copts (the Christians of Egypt) against the discriminations and the persecutions that our community has been suffering daily in Egypt for many years.