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EGYPT: Copts Start to Rebuild

Twelve years after their previous church was closed, the Coptic community in the Egyptian village of Kom El-Loufy, 250km south of Cairo, is celebrating as a new church is built. Last month, with the agreement of local Muslims, the Copts started digging the foundations on

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EGYPT: Copt Cleared of Fake Facebook ‘Blasphemy’

An Egyptian Copt, Bishoy Kameel Garas, has been declared ‘innocent’ after he spent more than half his 6-year sentence for charges including defamation of Islam, the Cairo Court of Cassation has ruled. Garas, now in his late twenties, was jailed in September 2012 for offending

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