Police disperse Muslims besieging church in Minya

Police on Thursday dispersed hundreds of Muslims besieging the Mar Girgis church in Bani Ahmed village, Minya.

They were protesting a decision by Minya Bishop Makarius to reinstate Father Georgy, the church priest, who had previously been removed on charges of inciting sectarian strife between Copts and Muslims.

Minya military commander Ezz Eddin Hussein requested that the bishop stick to an agreement reached in May to appoint Father Karas Magdy in Georgy’s place.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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