French Evangelicals Plant More Churches

1.13.2017

Evangelicalism in France is on the rise, a study by the National Council of Evangelicals in France (CNEF) has found.

CHR Comment: A new church started every ten days. Other church bodies in the nation are declining. These Evangelical congregations may be picking up members from other churches.

Source: French Evangelicals Defy Decline – Open A New Church Every 10 Days | Christian News on Christian Today

Coptic Christian Couple Stabbed To Death

1.12.2017

An Egyptian Christian couple were found dead on Coptic Christmas Day with their throats cut, according to World Watch Monitor.

CHR Comment: Other Coptic Christians were killed in Egypt on January 6. Police attributed the killings to a robbery but a brother of the victim found nothing missing from the home.

Source: Coptic Christian Couple Stabbed To Death In Their Beds | Christian News on Christian Today

Cemetery for Medieval Monastery in Sudan

The remains of at least 123 people have been excavated at a series of four cemeteries near the ruins of a medieval Christian monastery in Sudan.

1.20.2017

CHR Comment: Burials dated as early as the fourth century and were for monks as well as for common people. Christian inscriptions were in both Greek and Coptic languages.

Source: Massive Burial Ground Unearthed at Medieval Monastery in Sudan