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Coptic Patriarch named on 'kill list'

Catholic World News - August 07, 2013

The name of Coptic Orthodox Patriarch Tawadros II was found on a list of Egyptian leaders targeted for assassination, the Fides news service reports.

The list, which was found in a mosque in Cairo, included some of Egypt’s most prominent leaders, including President Adly Mansour and the nation’s most powerful military official, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Police do not know who made up the list, or whether it should be considered a credible threat.

Islamic extremists in Egypt have charged that the country’s Christian minority—made up primarily of Copts—conspired with others to oust the government dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

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