Posts Tagged ‘Coptic’

Fresh evidence casts doubt on Jesus’ wife papyrus validity

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Fresh evidence has raised new doubts about the authenticity of the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus. The tiny papyrus, no bigger than a business card, has sparked controversy among scholars since it was unveiled by Harvard historian Dr Karen King in 2012. Dr King then called it a valuable clue that some early Christians Read more

Christians in Egypt help oust President Morsi

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Unpunished attacks on Coptic Orthodox and Catholics led many Christians in Egypt to join the demonstrations that led to President Mohammed Morsi being ousted by the armed forces. “Most of the Christians do not want the president,” said Father Rafic Greiche, the spokesman for the Greek Melkite Catholic Church in Egypt. “We have to be Read more

Neighbours ok with church: Rugby club complains

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The Christchurch Rugby Club is complaining that privately owned land adjacent to its land is no longer available to it. The club, who currently needs to access to its neighbour’s land to turn its park lights on and off say the private land is part of the club’s history and it will cost the club Read more

New president of Egypt meets Christian leaders

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Egypt’s newly-elected Islamic President Mohammed Morsi has met with Catholic leaders and assured them that all Egyptians will be protected by the administration. The meeting came one day after he met the interim leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, which makes up the vast majority of the roughly 8 million Christians in the country. The Read more

Peaceful coexistence in Egypt threatened

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Many Muslims in Egypt are proud of their country’s heritage of religious pluralism. “So headlines like “Islam’s war on the Cross”, as in one British newspaper this week, fail to do justice to the complexities – and to the goodwill – on both sides,” according to the editorial in the London Tablet.  “Egypt has long been an Read more

Christian demonstrators killed in Egypt

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The Catholic Church in Egypt has implicated the regime in the deaths of 25 people, most of them Copts, in the worst outbreak of violence since the fall of Mubarak. The Church claimed that the army and police “used” a mob of street fighters armed with rifles, sticks, stones and swords who it says carried Read more