Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coptic Orthodox Priest Murdered in Upper Egypt

A Coptic Orthodox priest, Fr. Daoud Boutros, has been found murdered in his apartment in Shotb, Upper Egypt. Fr. Daoud had been accused on Islamist websites of evangelizing Muslims and was stabbed 22 times before being beheaded.

Following the news of Fr. Daoud's death yesterday Copts demonstrated in Tahrir Square to protest his death and the action taken by the Egyptian Army against Anba Bishoi Monastery in Wadi Natrun. More here.

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