Wedding and baptism among the ruins

10-09-2013 06:21 PM

Tereza Hanna


Amid the ruins of Amir Tadros (St Theodore) church in Minya, which was plundered and burned by Islamist Mursi supporters last month, the first wedding and baptism have been held. Anba Macarius, Bishop General of Minya, presided over both

Amid the ruins of Amir Tadros (St Theodore) church in Minya, which was plundered and burned by Islamist Mursi supporters last month, the first wedding and baptism have been held. Anba Macarius, Bishop General of Minya, presided over both.
Prayers are regularly held among the ruins of the church. 
The church was attacked together with some 100 other Coptic targets mainly in Upper Egypt. These included churches, Coptic community centres, schools, shops, businesses, property, and homes. The Islamist rampage was carried out in revenge for the break-up of their five-week-long violent sit-ins in Cairo by the security forces on 14 August. The sit-ins demanded that the Islamist president Muhammad Mursi who was toppled by a 30-million strong mass public protest that was later supported by the army should be reinstated. 
Watani International
10 September 2013
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