An anonymous author alleged that there is a state of conflict between the church represented in the bishop of Naj‘ Ḥammādī and the governor of Qinā, the Upper Egyptian governorate. The following day al-Wafd published a response from the bishop in which he denied any conflict and describes the cordial relationship between the church and the governor.
The author reports on complains of Christian inhabitants of the Qena governorate about the city’s Coptic Governor Gen. Majdī Ayyūb, whom they criticize for not issuing any licenses for the renovation of churches over the past two years. They think the obstacle is that he fears being accused of being biased toward Copts.
19. The Bishopric of Qinā cancels the national unity Iftār celebration in protest to the governorate’s disregard of the church’s demands
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‘Amr Bayyūmī reports on the statements of Archpriest Bīshūy
Nārūz, deputy-secretary of the Bishopric of Qinā, who affirmed that
the bishopric decided to cancel its annual Iftār celebration in protest
to the governorate’s frequent disregard of the church’s demands to build or
restore houses of worship.