Egypt’s Christian leader calls for end of sit-in

CAIRO – Christian protesters disregarded a call by their faith’s top Egyptian leader to end a weeklong sit-in in front of a government building on the Nile, remaining in place Sunday, a day after a mob attacked them and their supporters, injuring 78.

The sit-in aimed to draw attention to the plight of Christians, who have been the target of several attacks by Muslim fundamentalists in the weeks since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office by a popular uprising.

The head of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Shenouda III, said in a statement that outsiders have infiltrated the sit-in of largely Christian demonstrators, making the situation even more explosive.

“This has exceeded the mere expression of opinion,” the statement said, “harming Egypt’s reputation and your reputation.”

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Categories: CHRISTIANITY, Egypt, Islam, Religion

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  1. We need greater tolerance and peaceful dialogue to live together in our global village. There needs to be continued promotion of the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights in all countries of the world.

    The two billion Christians with almost half among them becoming agnositcs or atheists, the 1.5 billion Muslims and several million Jews are all children of Abraham. How shameful when we resolve our differences through killing each other!

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