Islamic State militants have shot dead two Copts in Egypt’s Sinai region
The decision was made on 4 January by the government committee tasked with working on the legalisation of unlicensed churches
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.
Islamist mobs are attacking churches over the granting of government permits.