Egyptian villagers have attacked and looted the properties of Coptic Christians in the southern province of Minya in protest at the use of homes and halls for worship, the region’s archdiocese said Saturday.
Antiquities minister Khaled El-Enany said on Saturday the discovery near Tuna al-Gabal, south of Cairo, consisted of a large number of burial shafts dating from the late Pharaonic period to the early Ptolomaic era.
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But following the army’s ousting of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013, a number of churches and Christian properties were burned and destroyed in the impoverished south that is home to many Christians.
The discovery was made in the village of Tuna al-Gabal, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert.
The area hosts a large necropolis for thousands of mummified ibis and baboon birds as well as other animals. It also includes tombs and a funerary building.
But until recently, Orthodox synagogues would have missed out on almost everything she and women like her have to offer.’
One of Kehillat Nashira members, Miriam Shaviv, told the publication that Ms Lorie ‘is one of the most gifted educators of her generation.
CAIRO, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Egyptian police killed two gunmen suspected of involvement in last month’s attack on a bus carrying Christians in Minya governorate, the interior ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Security forces had previously killed 19 militants suspected of involvement in the Nov.
2 attack that killed at least seven Christians who were returning from baptising a child at a Coptic monastery in central Egypt. (Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Alexander Smith)
Miriam Lorie, 35, alat peniris minyak has started working part-time as a ‘rabbi in training’ with Kehillat Nashira, a partnership minyan (prayer group that includes women to the fullest extent possible within the boundaries of Jewish law) in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
CAIRO, July 19 (Reuters) – At least 23 people were killed and 30 injured when a bus collided with a truck near the Egyptian city of Minya early on Tuesday, the regional governor’s office said in a statement.
The Minya Coptic Orthodox Diocese said authorities sealed off two churches in the southern province, citing harassment and spiner minyak attacks by fundamentalists.
A third was closed due to fears of attacks. The statement was issued late Saturday.
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