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‘Constant fear and repression’ for Egypt’s Christians

Catholic World News - January 20, 2012

Nearly a year after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s Christians are living under an atmosphere of “constant fear and repression,” according to Michael Mounir, a Coptic political leader.

Examining the status of Christians in post-Mubarak Egypt, The Washington Times reports:

In a sparse, gray room with little but two pictures of Jesus on the walls, Mona Hanna sits on the floor, remembering a night nine months ago when her house was set on fire by Muslim men brandishing guns and knives.

Living in a nation marked by ongoing bouts of sectarian violence and no government protection, Ms. Hanna fears for the future of her town, Abo Korkas, which is tucked within the larger Upper Egyptian city of Minya and is home to both Muslims and Christians.

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