Human rights group Amnesty International has urged Egypt to better protect its Coptic minority. The number of attacks on the country's indigenous Christians has recently skyrocketed amid the broader political turmoil.
Al-Azhar has opened booths in Cairo metro stations to offer guidance and counter extremism. Egyptians have welcomed the presence of the renowned Sunni Islam institution, though some are uncomfortable, reports Mat Nashed.
After a bus carrying Christians to a monastery was attacked by masked gunmen, Egypt has launched airstrikes against militant bases in Libya. Pope Francis called the attack on the Christians a senseless act of hatred.
More than 40 people have been killed in attacks that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt. Anba Damian, general bishop of Copts in Germany, has described a climate of terror and persecution in his homeland of Egypt.
Orthodox Christians in Egypt are the victims of attacks yet again. Markus Rode of the organization "Open Doors" explains the escalation of violence against Copts in a DW interview.
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