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Egyptian Church spokesman warns of foreign jihadists

Catholic World News - July 09, 2013

Foreign jihadists may bring additional instability to Egypt, warned Father Rafic Greiche, the spokesman for the Catholic bishops of Egypt.

Commenting on the recent murder of Father Mina Aboud Sharween in North Sinai, Father Greiche said that “the Coptic Orthodox church attached to El Arish, whose pastor was killed, had already been attacked and burned three months ago.”

“Sinai is an area now without any control by the State due to the presence of various armed groups, jihadists and other types,” he continued. “Right now we have a clash between an organized majority and a minority, with the army and the police to separate the contenders.”

“It is not a civil war as in Syria,” he added, though “Syrian and Palestinian groups have said they want to enter Egypt to sow chaos.”

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