A Coptic Catholic sister leads a study session at the Church of the Resurrection in Minya. (photo: Roger Anis)
The Egyptian Church began with the preaching of the Apostle
Mark. Today, the country is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim, but Christians — called Copts — include up to 10 percent of the population, the largest Christian community in the Middle East. Increasingly, Copts are targets for violence and even murder.
Regardless of their hardships, Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Christians reach out to all as they strive to live the Gospel. CNEWA accompanies them, partnering with the local churches to address those facing hardship and pain.
In Minya, we have provided assistance to students of the Better Life ministry, funded the training of teachers and provided catechism. In Beni Suef, CNEWA is funding the construction of the Franciscan Sisters’ School and has provided furniture and laboratory equipment. Thanks to CNEWA’s donors, Bishop Botros Fahim’s spiritual center has been revived and is now hosting retreats and other pastoral activities of the eparchy.
To join us in this vital work in Egypt, call: 1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).