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For over 26 years, Coptic Christians in the village of Hijāzah in Qūṣ, Qena, have been suffering under the rule of extremists in the region, who have prevented the Christian community from resuming work to build the St. George [Mār-Jirjis] Catholic Church.  The Egyptian government’s decision to...
Anba Bimin, Bishop of Naqada and Qus, presided over a Mass celebration of "Palm Sunday" in the Church of Martyr Mar Jirjis and Theban legion in Jarajus.
The National Salvation Front sent a representative to Upper Egypt villages to observe the referendum over the draft Constitution. Ahmad Māhir, the representative, along with a group of activists witnessed those blocking Copts from voting.
 Al-Watan reported that Coptic activists complained that despite a large turnout to cast their ballots on the second phase of the Constitutional referendum, Egyptian Christians, particularly in Upper Egypt, have been prevented from reaching their polling stations. In Mahallat Dīyāy of al-Dusūq...
Security agencies in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena deactivated a decision by Governor ‘Ādil Labīb to embark on works to refurbish the Anba Antonius and Virgin Mary Church in the village of Abū Shūshah.
A delegation of the parliamentarian Committee of Religious Affairs and Endowments [al-Awqāf] headed by Dr. Usāma al-ʿAbd, visited the archdiocese of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Qinā on Sunday to determine the magnitude of the governorate’s housing price crisis. On behalf of the archbishop of Qinā...
Copts in the village of Abū Shūshah, Abū Tisht township, Qena governorate, appealed to Governor ‘Ādil Labīb and Interior Minister Ahmad Jamāl al-Dīn to sanction the resumption of works to refurbish the Anba Antonius Church by virtue of relevant official liceses dated January 8, 2012.
Calm was restored to the city of ‘Isnā, southern Luxor governorate, where sectarian troubles took place after differences between Copts and Muslims over a plot of land belonging to the Virgin Mary Church for years.
 The leader of gang kidnapping Copts and ask for huge ransoms later in return for their release in Naja’ Hammādī, in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena, a few days after news reports about the kidnapping of 32 Christian local residents were published.
Security Forces in Asyut have found a letter addressed to the office of the Muslim Brotherhood in Qena. 

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