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Pope: The attacks in Egypt and Iraq are an offense against God and humanity
Benedict expresses his sorrow for the killing of the Coptic faithful in Alexandria and bombs against the homes of Christians in Baghdad. A "strategy of violence that has targeted Christians." The Pope appeals to Christians for a non-violent response. A message for the Spanish Church gathered in Madrid for "The Christian family, hope for Europe."
07/02/2004 Egypt - Vatican
We Christians are smothered by Islam and the West
An interview with Card. Stephanos II Ghattas, patriarch of Egypt's Coptic Catholic Church.
Cairo (AsiaNews) Some days ago the first meeting occurred between the Catholic Church and Egypt's Orthodox Churches. Representing Catholics was Card. Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. During the meetings, the Coptic Orthodox pope, Shenouda III, appeared briefly to share his greetings. Church leaders agreed to make an appointment to meet again in Rome next Jan. 25 2005. Meanwhile, Christian Churches in Egypt are persecuted, sometimes in subtle or violent ways. In order to have an idea of the ecumenicalism and missionary work-martyrdom experienced by these Churches, "Mondo e Missione" interviewed Card. Stephanos II Ghattas, patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church of Egypt (see. Feb. 2004 issue).Today we will offer an update on violence used against Christians on www.asianews.it .
Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Baghdad attacks, threats to the Copts
An Iraqi group linked to Al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) claimed responsibility for the attack yesterday on a Catholic church, and threatens the Coptic Church of Egypt, giving a ultimatum of 48 hours to "free" two women who were converted to Islam.
08/07/2005 VATICAN - IRAQ EGYPT
Pope pained by heinous killing of Egypt's Ambassador to Iraq
Cairo rejects Al Qaeda ultimatum and denies "conversion" of the two women
Egypt has rejected the request of the alleged terrorists who demand the "release" of two Muslim women, who according to Al Qaeda are being forcibly held in monasteries in the country.
Bearing witness to Christ at the peril of one's life, says Father Ragheed in Mosul
The priest who saw the attack against the Bishop's Palace says that the building "has collapsed except for one wall and hanging on that wall is a photo of the Pope."
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