Christianity in Egypt
Christian Population (2015): 9,014,587
Percent Christian 1900: 14.78%
Percent Christian 2015: 9.61%
Major Churches: Coptic Orthodox Church, Coptic Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, Evangelical Church of Egypt, Anglican Church.
Smaller Churches: Armenian Apostolic Church, Syriac Orthodox Church, Melkite Catholic Church, Maronite Catholic Church, Syriac Catholic Church, Armenian Catholic Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, Assemblies of God, Christian Brethren, Free Methodist, Pentecostal, Seventh-day Adventists, Church of God, and Churches of Christ.
Outlook: Since the Arab Spring demonstrations toppled the 30-year regime of Hosni Mubarak, Christians in Egypt have faced uncertain times. First, the Muslim Brotherhood briefly held political power between 2012 and 2013. Christians generally welcomed the takeover of President Sisi in 2013, but this second regime change in as many years did not bring about stability. In 2016, the Islamic State established a stronghold in Sinai. More than 100 Christians have been killed in terrorist attacks since then. Facing political instability and rising extremism, approximately 93,000 Christians have fled Egypt since the Arab Spring began in 2011.
State Department 2018 International Religious Freedom Report