In the first-ever meeting in modern Egyptian history between a president and representatives of all of the country’s Christian institutions to discuss Christian matters, one of the most pressing topics discussed involved setting forth a legislative scheme to govern the construction of houses of worship. Historically, Egypt’s mosques have been rarely regulated, allowing Muslims to construct and repair places of worship with ease and without much government intervention.
A funeral in Cairo for victims of an April 5 clash in the village of Khusus turned violent as mourners protested a lack of government protection and were then besieged
Today, the lead prosecutor of the Aswan province authorized the release on 500 pounds bail of the eight people accused of burning the Marinab church. Their release comes amid continued
Large numbers of Coptic protesters again took to the streets around Aswan provincial headquarters to demand the construction of a church in the town of Marinab, near Edfu. A building