Hardliners defy church building law. Photo credit: www.wataninet.com
Middle East and North Africa

Egyptian church shut down by mob still closed after “reconciliation”

A church in the Egyptian village of al-Kumeira remains closed following violence by local Muslims, despite Christians signing a “reconciliation” agreement after pressure from village elders and local politicians. The church in al-Kumeira, around 36 miles south of Luxor, was one of the first to be granted legal status earlier this year […]