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Egyptian police raid monastery as real-estate quarrel turns violent

Catholic World News - September 13, 2010

Egyptian police stormed a Coptic Orthodox monastery last week, using tear gas and batons, to prevent the construction of new cells for monks. The Monastery of St. Macarius, which consist primarily of ancient cells dug into mountains, sits on what Egyptian authorities have designated as a conservation area. Police say that new construction is illegal. The monks argue that authorities are enforcing rules arbitrarily in order to limit the number of monks.

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