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Egypt: negotiated build

Copts in the town of Kom El-Loufy, 250 km south of Cairo, started the construction of a church in late December, 12 years after their previous building was closed.

World Watch Monitor

Ever since their previous building was closed the Coptic community of 1,600 people in Kom El-Loufy has experienced fierce opposition from their Muslim neighbours. Some locals set fire to four Coptic homes in July last year, suspecting that a newly-built house would be turned into a church.