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Bishop Marqus is Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Shubrā al-Khaymah, Cairo since 1978. On more than one occasion, Bishop Marqus has rejected Coptic activists' allegations that Copts in Egypt are persecuted by the Egyptian government or by Muslims in general. The Bishop said that foreign...
Shubrāh al-Khaymah erupted after the unfortunate events in the region following the harassment by some of the Christian youth in the area of a Muslim girl. Both a Muslim and a Christian died.
*/ The Sohag civil defense unit was able to put out the fire that ravaged nine homes, belonging to both Christians and Muslims, and a bakery in the village of Awlād Yahya in Dār al-Salām.
Muslims and Christians clashes re-erupted on June 27, 2011, in al-Fath area in Shubrā al-Khaymah (Qalyoubia governorate) following the burial of two bodies of Muslims, shot by Christians on June 26, 2011. Police forces arrested seven Muslims and Christians, where a policeman was injured.  
The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) held a public conference on May 28, 2011, in Shubrā al-Khaymah, to improve their image after they missed the second revolution of anger on Friday, May 27, 2011. Dr. Muhammad al-Biltājī fawned over Copts, assuring the MB's commitment to defend them.  
 Efforts continue to resolve the issue of Church in 'Ātfīh. The church of Two Martyrs St. Mina and St. George was set on fire by angry Muslim young-men, after seeing a Muslim girl with a christian young-man called 'Āshraf Labīb. The church is located in Sūl village of 'Ātfīh (Governorate of Helwan...
  Martyr Mīnā Nabīl, christian young man from 25 January Youth. He and other like him are a proof of Copts' contribution in the uprising protests by Egyptian youth.   Mīnā's father relate how he died: Mīnā participated in 25th January protesting, he decided to go next day (day of his death), he...
Bishop Marqus of Shubrā al-Khaymah and al-Qanātir recently held a conference entitled, "Adaptation of Technology and Media in Church Education." Bishop Marqus, who heads the Media Technology and Telecommunication Committee, says that the church is preparing a special, confidential network on the...
A number of Coptic men have signed an announcement calling to cancel any Christmas celebrations in Egypt.

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