Friday, May 6, 2011

Copts Rally at Abbasiya Cathedral

Thousands of Copts surrounded St. Mark's Cathedral in Abbasiya, Cairo, today in response to last Friday's demonstrations outside the cathedral by Muslim fundamentalists demanding the release of Coptic Orthodox priest's wife Camelia Shehata. More here.

In the meantime, Camelia Shehata has appeared today in a publicly released picture with her husband and son, once again refuting Islamist claims that she is being held against her will in a monastery by the Coptic Orthodox Church. More here.

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