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Monastery attacked in Egypt

Catholic World News - August 26, 2013

The spokesman for Egypt’s Catholic bishops has told the Fides news agency that a Coptic Orthodox monastery near Minya, a city of 250,000 in the north-central part of the nation, has been attacked by Islamists.

“A group of people attacked the monastery and beat the monks,” said Father Rafic Greiche. “The police intervened, but it was too late for the monks who were taken to [the] hospital.”

“It must be said that it is not always easy for the police to move in areas such as Minya, where Christians are always on the alert for the presence of various jihadist groups,” he added.

Following an August 15 police crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi have attacked several dozen Christian institutions.

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