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Armed forces promise to rebuild torched church in original site

Prime minister meets protesters to discuss the fate of the Helwan governor

Ahram online, Monday 7 Mar 2011
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Amid continuing protests inCairo, Egypt's Armed Forces has promised to rebuild the torched Helwan church in its original location, according to state TV.

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf is currently meeting with the protesters and discussing their demand that the governor of Helwan (south Cairo) be replaced.

The church was set ablaze by a group of Muslims following a dispute between two families over the romance between their Muslim daughter and Christian son. As the church blazed, Muslims rescued the church clerks and sheltered them.

 

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