Egypt: Mob attacks prevent Coptic church’s recognition for ‘security’ reasons

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(Worthy News) - A Coptic community in Egypt’s Minya governorate, whose church was closed in July following protests by local Muslims, continues to be a target of mob attacks and hostility.

The only Coptic Church in Ezbet Sultan Pasha village, 250km south of Cairo, where about 20 per cent of the population is Christian, was first attacked on 13 July.

As World Watch Monitor reported, it followed a week of protests after a rumour spread that Copts had applied for the de-facto church’s legalisation, as required by the August 2016 Law for Building and Restoration of Churches. [ Source: World Watch Monitor (Read More...) ]

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