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Christian places of prayer subjected to increasing attacks
In a talk show aired on Egyptian TV Channels, head of the Episcopal Church, Dr. Rev. Murād Ḥanna, praised the decision of Egyptian President al-Sīsī to found a committee that counters sectarian conflicts.
I witnessed the events of sectarian strife in al-Zawya al-Ḥamrā’on this day, June 17, in 1981. I saw with my own eyes the state of terrible chaos that included killing and the looting of jewellers’ shops, and I saw a building in fire, crumbling to the ground.  I was in my second year of university...
Secretary of the Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod and General Bishop of the Cairo Center Churches, Bishop Rūfa'īl, personally thanked Bishop Makarios, the General Bishop of Minya and Abū Qūrqās, Upper Egypt, for rejecting the customary reconciliation session in relation to the incident of Al-Karma. 
In a press statement, member of the Monitoring Committee of the Egyptian House of the Family (Bayt al-`Ā'ela), Dr. `Abd al-Rehīm Rehān, said that the Committee has presented a report on its visit to the affected families of Al-Karma village in Minya. The aim of the visit was to diffuse the tension...
Media Office of Egypt's President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi released a statement on Thursday, confirming the Presidency's followup of the measures taken against the perpetrators involved in the unfortunate events in one of the villages of Minya.  
Ahmad al-Sayyed al-Najjār, chairman of Al-Ahrām Foundation, condemned recent clashes between Muslims and Copts in Minya Governorate. Al-Najjār wrote on the social networking site facebook: "The Minya incident is a scourge of mankind that plagues Egypt with sectarian backwardness, demagoguery, of...
The Egyptian Dār Al-Iftā' has warned of the danger of sectarian strife, which has been marked by a number of criminal events that have taken place. “They are fuel to implement the sectarian agenda in Egypt, like in Iraq, Syria, and other countries and communities that have been hit by sectarian...
Egyptian Center for Human Rights expressed alarm on setting the law aside and resort instead to customary reconciliation sessions that further infringe the rule of law.  The Center further said that as long as the State refuses to recognize ongoing sectarian attacks by referring to them as 'single...
Coptic Activist Sami Zaqzūq confirmed that the Church did not issue any statements about Majdī Makīn, pointing out that the priests from the Church went to extend their condolences on purely humanitarian and religious grounds. “However, some sites circulated false news about the Church saying that...

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