Alexandria’s Criminal Court has sentenced two brothers who in December 2020 murdered Coptic shopkeeper Ramsis Boulos Hermina to life in prison
On 7 November, a government committee approved the legalisation of a new batch of 63 churches and affiliated service buildings
Islamic State terrorists have executed Nabil Habashi Salama, a Coptic Christian they abducted outside his home in northern Sinai in November 2020.
A Coptic shopkeeper has been murdered and two other Christians injured in an attack in Alexandria.
On 21 May, President al-Sisi opened a new church building in Alexandria, while later that day an existing building in a village 65km away was destroyed by the local authority.
On 2 April, 74 more church buildings and affiliated service buildings were granted legal status.
On 31 December, a Cabinet committee granted licences to a new batch of ninety churches and affiliated service buildings.
Egyptian police have closed churches in Qalyubiya and Sohag governorates following violent protests by Muslim mobs.
On 8 April, the government committee tasked with assessing church applications legalised 111 more church buildings.
Copts are frustrated by the slow pace of granting church permits and outraged by mob attacks on applicant churches.