CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Coptic Christian pope delivered an unprecedented direct criticism of the Islamist president Tuesday after a mob attack on the church's main cathedral, saying he had failed to protect the building and warning that the country is collapsing.
9 April, 2013 Egypt’s Christian pope blasts Islamist president CAIRO (AP) — The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church on Tuesday blasted the country's Islamist president over his handling of recent deadly sectarian violence, including an attack on the main cathedral in Cairo.
7 January, 2013 Egypt Copts mark Christmas with fear of future CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's minority Christians were celebrating their first Christmas after the election of an Islamist president and a new pope — and following adoption of a constitution many argue has an Islamist slant.
5 February, 2013 AP Interview: Egypt’s pope criticizes Islamists AL-MUHARRAQ MONASTERY, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Coptic patriarch delivered a cautious but unusually sharp criticism of the nation's Islamist leadership in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, dismissing the new constitution as discriminatory and rounds of national […]
5 February, 2013 AP Interview: Egypt pope criticizes constitution AL-MUHARRAQ MONASTERY, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Coptic Christian pope has sharply criticized the country's Islamist leadership in an Associated Press interview, saying the new constitution is discriminatory and Christians should not be treated as a minority.
6 January, 2018 Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas amid tight security The head of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, led midnight mass in the cathedral of Egypt's new administrative capital on Saturday, a service attended by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi. The mass, on the eve of Coptic Christmas which is celebrated o...