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Egypt’s Christian leader calls for end of sit-in

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Christian protesters disregarded a call by their faith’s top Egyptian leader to end a weeklong sit-in in front of a government building on the Nile, remaining in place Sunday, a day after a mob attacked them and their supporters, injuring 78.

At least 6 dead in Egyptian sectarian violence

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At least six people were killed and 120 injured in sectarian clashes outside a church in Cairo on Saturday, officials said. A group of Muslim Salafists attacked the Saint Mena Coptic Orthodox Church. Gunfire rang out as people sprinted for cover.

Muslims protest Coptic Christian governor in Qena

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Thousands of mostly Muslim protesters swelled through the streets of the Egyptian city of Qena on Friday to demonstrate against the recent appointment of a new Coptic Christian governor.

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