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Egypt's El-Khosous to see reconciliation mtg between Muslims and Christians

At least 20 dignitaries from Al-Azhar, the Coptic Church and relevant parties will take part in a reconciliation session in violence-struck El-Khosous Thursday afternoon

Ahram Online, Thursday 11 Apr 2013
Egypt
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A non-governmental-run reconciliation session will be held at 2pm in the town of El-Khosous in Qaloubiya governorate in an attempt to resolve the sectarian crisis the town has witnessed and that led to the death of at least four Christians and one Muslim local.

The session will be held at a high school in the town and will be attended by at least 20 dignitaries from Al-Azhar, the leading Sunni authority worldwide, the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Salafi Call and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Qaloubiya Governor Adel Ziyad will also attend the meeting.

El-Khosous was rocked by sectarian violence in the early hours of Saturday. Violence re-erupted Sunday afternoon following an attack on Cairo's main Coptic Cathedral during a funeral held for the Copts slain during Saturday's violence, leaving two more Christians dead.

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