Muslim attacks, harassment at Coptic church prompts closure


January 23, 2019

MANSHIYET ZAAFARNA, Egypt — Police evicted Coptic priests and shuttered the church building of Mar-Giris (St. George) after Islamist protests. Muslim villagers attacked the church, located about 155 miles south of Cairo, after mosque noon prayers Jan. 11, according to a statement by church officials. The next day a mob descended on the church and …
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