Archive for February, 2011

Military Uses Force Against Egypt’s Coptic Monasteries

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Egyptian soldiers attacked for the second time the Monastery of Saint Bishoy Alexandria in Wady el-Rayan, Fayoum, 110 km from Cairo. Two monks and six Coptic labourers were wounded. Four people were arrested, three monks and a Coptic lawyer who was visiting the monastery to investigate a similar incident the day before. 

Christians Under Attack

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Attack on St. Bishoy Monastery in Wadi El-Natroun 130 km North West of Cairo. Attack took place on 22/02/2011 by the army with tanks . They fired live ammunition and injured a number of workers.

Coptic Priest killed in Assiut

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According to Church sources, the Australian Coptic Movement (ACM) has been informed that Fr. Dawood Botros, priest of the Prince Tadros El-Shatby in Shatb, Assiut, was found dead in his home.

Egyptian Armed Forces Demolish Fences Guarding Coptic Monasteries

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Egyptian armed forces this week demolished fences surrounding ancient Coptic monasteries, leaving them vulnerable to attacks by armed Arabs, robbers and escaped prisoners, who have seized the opportunity of the state of diminished protection by the authorities in Egypt to carry out assaults and thefts.

Muslims Abduct Coptic Christian Woman in Egypt

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(AINA) — Muslims broke into the home of a Coptic family this afternoon and abducted their 18-year-old daughter Nesma Sarwat.

At least 365 civilians killed in Egypt’s protests: official

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CAIRO, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — Egyptian Health Minister Ahmad Sameh Hosni Fareed said Wednesday that at least 365 people were killed and 5,500 others were wounded in the protests that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign, according to the state TV.

US reporter was sexually assaulted in Egypt

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Top CBS foreign correspondent Lara Logan suffered a “brutal” sexual assault at the hands of a mob in Egypt while covering the downfall of president Hosni Mubarak, the network said.

Kevin Rudd Meets With HG Bishop Suriel

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Australia’s foreign minister, the Hon. Kevin Rudd today met with HG Bishop Anba Suriel

Hosni Mubarak’s estimated $70 billion fortune makes him richer than Carlos Slim and Bill Gates

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Bill Gates … the Microsoft founder could well have $17 billion less than Hosni Mubarak.

Final hours of leader’s humiliating downfall

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Egyptian soldiers surround a few protesters remaining in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after the military took control of the country when Hosni Mubarak quit at the weekend.

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