Sprawling Nativity of Christ cathedral in new administrative capital can hold up to 8,000 people, according to Egypt, which has been hit by rising tide of militant attackswww.independent.co.uk
A Coptic cathedral opens, but believers still face persecution, even martyrdom.WSJ
Security officials say Islamic militants have kidnapped a Christian man traveling in a communal taxi in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula. They did not identify the man, but said police pursued the kidnappers after the incident, killing one of them and wounding two others in aABC News
Vice President Mike Pence defended his wife Thursday against criticism over her job at a Christian school that prohibits homosexual or bisexual activity on the part of students or parents, calling for an end to "attacks on Christian education." Second Lady Karen Pence, who teaches art part-time at Immanuel ChristianThe Washington Times
The U.S. military launched an air strike in Somalia on Saturday, killing 52 Islamists who had attacked a Somali military base earlier in the day, it said.IN
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the new place of worship - Cathedral of Nativity - east of the Egyptian capital Cairo a day after a deadly bomb blast near a Coptic church.Mail Online
Multiple wounded victims of a militant attack are still trapped inside an upscale Kenya hotel complex nearly eleven hours after the attack began, an emergency responder told Reuters.U.S.