Unrelenting killing of Coptic Christians intensifies debate over martyrdom

As a little boy in Sunday school, Bassem Al-Janoubie was fascinated by the illustrated stories about the martyrs of Egypt’s Coptic Church. 

Egyptian Copts prepare for Easter amid rising fears for their safety

After two suicide bombings that killed 45 people at Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday, Egyptian Christians are mourning instead of celebrating the coming Easter holiday.