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Due to the pervasive media reporting both inside Egypt and in the international community, the violent incidents of May 31, 2008 at the Abu Fana Monastery is widely viewed as a sectarian confli
Thousands of Copts from Maghāghah and al-Adawa in Minia, Upper Egypt, staged a sit-in at the bishopric grounds in Maghāghah last Monday to protest what they saw as unjust, humiliating treatment at the hands of Minia governor Ahmad Dīyā’ al-Dīn. Heading the protest was Bishop Aghathoun, Bishop of...
The governor of Minya says that ignorant religious dialogue on behalf of certain clerics and priests is the reason behind the recent sectarian aggression in Egypt. Ahmad Diyā’ al-Dīn also blames exaggerated media reports for the tension. As an example, the governor tells how he read a story printed...
Watani recalls the clash between monks and bedouins at the Abu-Fana monastery in southern Egypt, and claims that injustice to the Christians has not been redressed.
The author believes that in the Abū Fānā crisis not only has the Minya governor reneged on his promises but that the monks have been forced to withdraw their claims against the Arabs that were being held in custody.
A mosque and church were consecrated on the same day in a village in Minia. The Minia governor attended the ceremonies.
The article provides background information on the Abū Fānā Monastery crisis, stating that a settlement was reached when the Coptic Church agreed to give up some of the land for peace and a fencing wall to protect the remaining land. The article then relates how Minya officials have gone back on...
A press conference to explain Abū Fānā has been postponed until mid-August when Bishop Demetrius will have returned from the U.S where he is visiting Pope Shenouda.
Cornelis Hulsman explains the events leading up to the September 9 celebration to mark the end of the Abū Fānā tensions. Hulsman was invited to attend by ‘Alā’ Hassānayn but eventually had to refuse the invitation because the reconciliation did not involve all the necessary parties.

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