Washington Watch: The Arab World’s Christians: Easter, 2017

by James Zogby in Washington Watch

This year there will no Easter celebrations for Coptic Christians in Upper Egypt. Out of concern for their security and out of respect for the 45 Christians who were victims of two horrific suicide bombing attacks on Palm Sunday, their bishop declared that Easter services would be limited in his diocese to mass, "without any festivities". That Holy Week began for Egyptians with news of those bombings served as a powerful reminder of the threats faced not only by Egypt's Copts but by other Christian communities in the Arab World. Continue reading...

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