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Egyptians protest against anti-Christian violence in Cairo, Egypt, in August (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

A mob attacked Christian homes in Egypt merely because of a rumour that a church might be built

An Egyptian municipal worker cleans debris from clashes in front of the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt in 2013 (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Islamists attacked a village after reports that Christians intended to build a church

Opposition supporters protest against a possible third term for President Kabila (AP)

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Christians make up some ten percent of Egypt's 91 million people (AP)

A new law will make it easier for Christians to build churches in Egypt, Coptic Catholic spokesman says

Egyptian Coptic Christians walk through the Coptic Cairo neighbourhood (AP)

Egypt’s state news agency says the attack took place at the Virgin Mary church in Cairo’s western suburb of Nozha

Coptic Pope Tawadros II, with Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in January (AP)

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Pope Tawadros II has suspended his weekly public catechesis in Cairo (AP)

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Christians make up 10 percent of Egypt's  population. Many say they have experienced persecution (PA)

Sectarian violence against Christians has recently peaked in the south of the country

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Ahmad el-Tayeb, grand imam of Egypt's al-Azhar mosque and university, during a private meeting in May (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Acting on Pope Francis’s wishes, a Vatican official is in Cairo to visit al-Azhar University

The father of a man who was killed by ISIS attends a service in the Virgin Mary Church near Cairo (CNS)

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