A year after a wave of anti-Christian violence left 64 Egyptian churches in ruin or disrepair, 10 have re-opened, says the Coptic bishop overseeing church restoration. MCN reports that Bishop Morcos of Shubra Al Khaimah said “the army in cooperation with some concerned companies” has restored the 10 churches, which are in the Beni Suef, Sohag and Minya governorates south of Cairo. Churches across Egypt were attacked by Muslims angered by the army’s use of deadly force to break up large protest demonstrations that had sprung up as a response to the army’s removal of President Mohamaed Morsi, the political leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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