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Dayr Abū Hinnis is a small village in Mallawī town in Southern Minya. The place is highly valued as it is one of the stops along the route of the Holy Family in Egypt, and many historic monuments are located there. One of the most important places related to the Holy Family is Kūm Maria,  it is at...
Official leaders attended yesterday the inauguration Mass celebration of the Evangelical Church of Banī Mazār in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya.  The church, including further 17 Coptic institutions in the governorate, was destroyed in 2013 by elements of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in a...
In post-Revolutionary Egypt the government is in a weakened state with little or no capacity to enforce laws. Many citizens have chosen to take advantage of this power vacuum to construct churches, mosques, and other buildings in their villages. This article highlights construction in several...
A report on the troubles caused by the Deir Abu-Hennes name change
Background on Deir Abu-Hennes
Christian residents of an Upper Egyptian village protest against its name being officially changed.
Governor of Minia in collaboration with officials at the Ministry of Justice could revoke the decision to change the name of Abū Hinnis to Wādī al-Ni‘nā‘.
A lawsuit has been filed against ministers responsible for changing the Coptic name of an Upper Egyptian village.
This week’s articles correspond with the date of President Barack Obama’s inauguration and a number of articles tackle the issue of U.S-Egyptian relations. This relationship has taken a more complicated turn in the past week when the Egyptian government unexpectedly released the political dissident...

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