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Egyptian government does not respond to Coptic pleas

Catholic World News - October 26, 2011

Coptic Christian leaders have been unable to persuade Egyptian government leaders to strengthen protection for the country’s Christian minority.

Coptic Pope Shenouda III has met with military leaders, showing them video footage of the massacre at Maspero, in an attempt to demonstrate that peaceful Christian protesters were deliberately targeted by armed troops. The Coptic Church has called for a government investigation of the killings—to date, without success.

In Egypt, Islamic groups have the legal right to build a mosque on any site. Christians require explicit permission from the president to build a church.

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