BREAKING NEWS: Dozens Killed In Cairo Church Bombing

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service
CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- A bombing at Egypt's main Coptic cathedral Sunday, December 11, killed at least 25 people and wounded another 35 in one of the deadliest attacks against the country's troubled Christian minority in recent memory, officials said.

Jailed Christian Convert ‘Embracing’ Islam In Egypt

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos mohamed-hegazyCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists have expressed concern about the plight of Mohamed Hegazy amid fears the Christian convert may have been forced to publicly embrace Islam after he was allegedly jailed and tortured by Egyptian authorities.

Egypt Muslim Mob Assault Elderly Christian Woman, Homes Destroyed

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service Coptic_BishopCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Egyptian police have detained six men after an armed mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched, security and church officials say.

Egypt Christians Face Kidnappings, Extortion

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service egyptchristiansCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Representatives of Egypt's embattled Coptic Christians say the recent kidnapping of a Christian teenager underscores mounting concern about increased anti-Christian violence in the Muslim nation.

Embattled Christian Network Resumes Activities In Egypt

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Serviceequipmentreturned CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian television network SAT-7, which airs throughout the Middle East and North Africa, wants to resume "normal activities" in Egypt after authorities returned confiscated broadcasting and production equipment.

Egypt Church Marks 1st Anniversary of Beheading of 21 Christians

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By Alexander MacDonald and Stefan J. BosimagesNOW CAIRO/ROME (BosNewsLife)-- Egypt's embattled Coptic community on Monday, February 15, marked the one year since video surfaced of the murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians on a beach in Libya. The men were marched in orange suits across the beach, forced to kneel and then were beheaded by Islamic State group militants.

Persecuted Coptic Church: ‘Trusting God, Surviving, Thriving’ (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist stmaryCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- As 2015 drew to a close, church leaders were expressing grave concerns about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. But such fears might be exaggerated, claims a writer for a British Christian website.

Egypt Raids Christian Broadcaster; Director Detained

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service downloadCAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Christian broadcaster SAT-7, which airs in the Middle East and North Africa, has urged for prayers after Egyptian authorities confiscated crucial equipment during a raid on its studios in Cairo and a local director was detained.

Coptic Christians Needed for Mideast Peace and Stability (Column)

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By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife Columns)-- 2015-635561867085041125-504Recently it might appear that conditions have not been too bad for the Coptic Christians of Egypt. But look more closely and a different picture emerges.

21 Egypt Christians Praised Christ Before Beheadings

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By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos imagesNOWTRIPOLI/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- All 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya were killed after they refused to abandon their faith in Jesus Christ, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, February 17. Some were making their last prayers.

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