» 03/11/2013, 00.00
LIBYA - EGYPT
Egyptian Christian dies in Benghazi whilst in custody of Muslim extremists
The cause of death of Evangelical Christian Ezzat Hakim Attalah remains unclear. The 45-year-old man was arrested on 28 February along with five other Egyptians on charges of distributing religious material. More than 50 Egyptian Copts arrive home after weeks in Salafist hands. They complain about harassment and torture.
For Tripoli Catholics, anti-Christian attacks due to climate of impunity and violence
Local sources tell AsiaNews that the attack on Fr Helmi, a Egyptian priest in Tripoli, is unconnected to Muslim extremism. Islamists are not currently carrying out a plan to expel Christians from the country.
06/05/2011 LIBYA - VATICAN
War against Libya a reckless outrage
The Bishop of Tripoli’s appeals for a truce and dialogue go unheeded. The West does not understand Libya, its tribal issues, the positive development of the country, stopping the fundamentalists. And there's room for Christian witness. Who really has interests at stake in this war?
Libyan militias involved in bloody clashes as 8,500 remain in ‘secret’ prisons
A weak and absent government is unable to collect weapons from armed groups involved in settling scores or asserting their control over territory. UN envoy does not exclude an escalation in domestic strife.
Bishop of Tripoli: NATO bombs a Coptic church. Civilian Casualties.
Last night the bombs damaged a Coptic church located near a military barracks. Migrant Filipino Catholics witness charity among the Libyan people affected by war.
Msgr Martinelli: Christmas, a sign of peace in a Libya still at war
The Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli states that revenge attacks are still in act in the country between rebels and loyalists to the Gaddafi family. For security reasons, Christmas celebrations will be held in the late afternoon. The visit to the Filipino Catholics of Misurata, the only foreigners in Libya for the entire period of the war.
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