September 5, 2013

ANALYSIS: Persecuted Coptic Christians still hopeful

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Egyptian Copts pray in Tahrir Square during the 2011 Egyptian protests.

Photo courtesy of Sherif9282 via Wikimedia Commons

Egyptian Copts pray in Tahrir Square during the 2011 Egyptian protests.

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(RNS) Christians in the West are often quick to claim persecution, while their counterparts in Egypt, whose churches are being burned by the dozens, are lately shying away from the term.