The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
Twenty-five were killed on Sunday, mostly women and children. The government does not protect the Christian minority well enough, protesters say. Islamic radicals target their homes and businesses.
The mob blocked firefighter access to the village and cut off the water supply, and firefighters were unable to reach the burning building until police showed up and suppressed the rioting crowd with tear gas.
According to archaeologist Douglas Petrovich, inscriptions in stone slabs from Egypt contain an early form of Hebrew, with references to figures from the Bible.
“We commit ourselves afresh to care pastorally for those who are same-sex attracted”, says a statement issued in Cairo (Egypt).
The boys were stunned when they heard the news that they were sentenced to five years in prison. “I was shocked; I couldn’t believe it, I was so confused,” Shehata said. In early April, the boys’ left the places they were hiding, snuck out of Egypt and flew to Turkey.
In the last 7 weeks, a dozen incidents have occurred, including attacks, with at least 6 people dead; fights against church construction and unfair firings.
“If you want to get rid of your neighbor, you find a way to accuse them of blasphemy, using an ordinary insult as evidence”, a lawyer says.
The plane had 66 people on board. Egypt's civil aviation minister has said the possibility of a terror attack is stronger than technical failure.
About 70 trained volunteers are ready to go from Egypt to Europe with the “Give A Hand” project. Speaking in Arabic to refugees arriving in Lesvos “gave them a feeling to finally be understood by somebody.”
Syria, Central African Republic, Egypt, Iraq, and Vietnam are also among the “countries of particular concern.” For the first time, Western Europe is in the list as a place that “deserve monitoring.”
The seal must have belonged to a senior Egyptian official, who “filled a similar position to that held by Joseph in Egypt”, archaeologist says.
Around 400 could have disappeared in “another tragedy”, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said. In a separate incident, six bodies were found and 108 rescued in Libya. Migration tops EU meeting.
Bishoy Garas was jailed in September 2012 for offensive Facebook posts found on a fake page opened in his name.
Vladimir Putin suspended all Russian flights to Egypt, while Moscow investigates whether a bomb inside the plane is to blame.
Investigation begins into cause of A321 crash. Both black boxes recovered as Russian aviation regulator cautions against speculation on causes of crash
Egyptian police raided Sat-7 channel’s Cairo offices, confiscating equipment and detaining its office director. He was later released pending verdict.
Coptic Church was attacked on Sunday. “Almost every day new bombs are found in Cairo”, says a Christian living in the capital.
Three evangelicals in Egypt describe the atmosphere after the death of the 21 martyrs. “Christians have more freedom, and are more protected now than before.”
They had been abducted by the Libyan branch of Islamic State in two different incidents in December and January. Egypt's military reacted by attacking Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday.
Dr Craig Evans explains the technique his team used to remove the fragment of Mark´s Gospel from the mummy mask.
A small papyrus fragment containing words from the Book of Mark could end up being the earliest copy of a Christian gospel on record.