Articles tagged: Libya
CHURCHES UNITE TO REMEMBER CHRISTIANS KILLED IN LIBYA
Six years after the massacre of 21 Christians in Libya by the so-called Islamic State (IS), Christians unite in remembrance and solidarity. As bereaved families in Egypt take comfort in their faith, church leaders, including Pope Tawadros of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Pope Francis, spoke at an online event to mark the anniversary.
CROSSING BORDERS, JOINING HEARTS
When George Makeen found himself in a sticky situation during an Egypt-Algeria football match, it revealed to him the power of Jesus to bring people together. In his new blog post, the SAT-7 ARABIC Programming Director shares his joy over how SAT-7’s North African programs are doing the same for lonely believers.
FORGOTTEN HISTORY AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE
North Africa has a rich history. Christianity spread across the top of the region during the faith’s very earliest centuries. But few traces of this ancient presence now remain and today, believers face pressure, rejection, and even the threat of violence.
COPTIC ORTHODOX MARTYRS’ BODIES RETURN TO EGYPT
The bodies of 20 Coptic Orthodox Christians, martyred by the so-called Islamic State in Libya, have finally been received by Egypt. After three years of despair, their families were able to lay their sons to rest in their homeland.
SAT-7 COVERS DEDICATION FOR LIBYAN MARTYRS
Exactly three years after the beheading of 21 Christians on a Libyan beach horrified the world, a new Coptic Orthodox church in the Egyptian village of Al-Aour has been dedicated to their memory. SAT-7 recorded the packed inauguration service at the new Church of the Martyrs of Faith and Homeland.