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Church surveys unlicensed churches following SCAF meeting

CAIRO: Pope Shenouda discussed with two members of the ruling military council the deadly Maspero clashes and unlicensed churches in a closed meeting Sunday. Journalists weren’t allowed to attend and both sides didn’t give official press statements following the meeting. Church sources told Daily News Egypt that the two-hour meeting focused on the Maspero clashes, …


Egypt to review church permit disputes after violence

By Reuters CAIRO: Egypt said on Thursday it would launch a review of disputed permits for churches in a bid to head off sectarian violence, days after 25 people were killed at a demonstration by mainly Coptic Christians over one such dispute. Sunday’s violence, the worst since the fall of president Hosni Mubarak in February, has …


Giza appeals committee accepts Omraneya church demolition appeal

GIZA: A Giza appeals committee required on Monday that Al-Omraneya district administration present documents proving that the community center for the Virgin Mary and Archangel Michael Church falls under the jurisdiction of the administration. This is the very documentation on which Al-Omraneya district administration had based its decision to demolish the community center in the …


Second Christian protester dies after Cairo church clashes

CAIRO: A Coptic man shot and wounded in clashes with police in Cairo this week over thwarted plans to build a new church died in hospital on Friday, a security official said. Milad Mikhail, 24, died in hospital after two unsuccessful operations on a stomach wound. He was the second protester to lose his life …


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