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Background: Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to a lecture in Hofgeismar, Germany, about his research about the violence around the Monastery of Abū Fānā, Egypt. Prof. Karl Pinggéra opened the conference with a reference to the Egyptian Holy Family tradition. Hulsman responded to this by linking...
Jayson Casper recently interviewed Father Basilius from the Coptic Orthodox Church on the role of monasticism in the church. He asked him specifically about issues related to the Monastery of Abū Fānā which was at the heart of a dispute last year with local Arab communities.
Drs. Hulsman compiled a chronological overview of the Church of Abū Fānā, based on articles sent to him by Dr. Helmut Buschhausen. He begins in 1982 when initiatives were established to help prevent further deterioration of the church.
The article explains a map that was sent to Arab West Report by H.E. Governor Ahmed Dia el-Din concerning the Abu Fana monastery.
Monks from the Monastery of Abu Fana detail the tensions involving their monastery, and provide their testimony on the recent conflict.
Arab-West Report presented a text for Wikipedia on the background of Abu Fana.
Following the recent publicity surrounding the Monastery of Abu Fanah, named after Monk Abu Fanah, Drs. Hulsman wrote the following for Wikipedia.
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