4 Jun 2017
4Jun17 COPTIC CHRISTIANS ATTACKED IN EGYPT
COPTIC CHRISTIANS ATTACKED IN EGYPT
The New York Times has reported on a savage attack carried out in Egypt on Coptic Christians.
At least 29 people were killed, several with a single shot to the head, according to the Egyptian authorities and relatives of the victims, several of whom were children. The attack, which took place in Minya Province, 120 miles south of Cairo, was a coldblooded escalation of sectarian violence targeting minority Christians that has left more than 100 people dead since December and shaken the country’s government.
UK’S PM GOES TO CHURCH
Premier reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May remarked on the growth and energy of a church in north London during a recent visit. Eleven days before the 2017 General Election, she joined Sunday worship and a question and answer session with the senior pastor of Jesus House.
A note posted afterwards on Mrs May's Twitter page read: "Fantastic to meet members of the congregation @jesushouseuk, one of the most lively growing churches in the UK."
ONLINE SURVEY OF YOUTH VIEWS
Young people across Australia are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published by the Australian Catholic Bishops. The survey seeks to capture the opinions and perspectives of young people as part of a national consultation process that will inform an international conversation in Rome next year.