On Sunday, a group of unidentified men opened fire at people at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo, where a wedding ceremony was going on at that moment. Two adults and one child were killed. Most likely, the attackers were radical Islamists. The Voice of Russia has asked an expert in Eastern affairs Professor Marina Sapronova for her comments.
Festivities dedicated to the 1025th anniversary of Christianity in Russia are over in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Eight patriarchs came to mark this important date with hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Feodor II of Alexandria and All Africa was among the honorable guests. He shared his impressions with The Voice of Russia in an exclusive interview.
An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced a Christian man to one year in prison on charges of blasphemy and insulting Islam.
The Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Egyptians Theodore II has accused Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi of negligence and failure to take appropriate steps to protect the cathedral in Cairo.
The Coptic Orthodox church chose a new pope, Bishop Tawadros, on Sunday to lead the Middle East's biggest Christian community after dramatic political changes in Egypt swept Islamists to power.
A national day of mourning has been declared in Egypt for the funeral of Coptic Pope Shenouda III, who
The head of the Coptic Church in Egypt Pope Shenouda III has died. He passed away on March 17. The Coptic Church is a branch of Christianity spread in Egypt. At present, 10% of the country’s population belong to this denomination.
At least three people suffocated to death on Sunday in a crush of people at a Cathedral in Cairo according to officials. The crowd had gathered to see the body of the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Patriarch Shenouda III, who died last Saturday.
Bishop Bakhamious of Egypt`s Behira province has taken the role of acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church following the death of its leader Pope Shenouda III on Saturday. He was 88. The vote for a new, 118th patriarch, is due to take place within two months.