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Light and Dark published the statement released by the Coptic Orthodox Bishopric of Minya and Abū Qurqāṣ following the sectarian incident of January 11, 2019:-
In the village of Zaʿfarāna, Minyā, the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese owns a small place where her approximate thousand followers perform their prayers.
Events in Minya have escalated recently, and sectarianism has reared its ugly face once again. Bishop Makarius [Makāriyūs], the General Bishop of Minya and Abu Qurqāṣ, remains the champion of the scene, where he alone is held responsible for the aftermath of unrest in the governorate. 
The high turnout among Copts in the second phase of the referendum puts doubt on the announced results that came as 17 percent who said “yes” to the Constitution in the second phase (most likely because Copts would have voted for “no”).
For the second week in a row, the Endowment Department in Minya failed to put the mosques of the Jamā’ah al- Islāmiyah under control. Last week this made Endowment Ministry officers file a complaint in the police station against Muhammad Yaqūb, a popular Salafī preacher. The same incident recurred...
Salafīs have stopped Shaykh Muhammad ‘Iz al-Dīn Abd al-Sattar, First Deputy for preaching affairs, Ministry of Endowments, from entering al-Rahmān al-Rahīm mosque in MutāhrahVillage, Abū Qurqās district, Minya. Instead they allowed Shaykh Muhammad Ya’qūb to give the Friday sermon. 
A statement issued by the Catholic Diocese of Minya, stated that there are no criminal suspicion in the deaths of 11 Copts who drowned in Rās Gharīb, the Red Sea. The statement pointed out that the victims were part of a trip organized by the church to Coptic monasteries in the Red Sea governorate
Yesterday, a night after the “Iftar of Love” that took place in between Muslims and Christians in Abu Qurqas, al- Minya security was capable of stemming three different sectarian disputes ceasing their escalation.
Clashes occurred yesterday between two families, one Muslim and one Coptic, in the village of Malawi in the Minya governate.
Three citizens have been injured including two Copts in two sectarian fights between Copts and Muslims in al-Minyā and Abū Qurqās.  Malak Mikhael, a bread seller, arrived at the Minya security department with several wounds and stated that a Muslim person (name appeared in initials only) has...

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