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Mubarak meets Pope Shenouda

The President meet with the Coptic patriarch as tensions between state security and Church heighten after November riots

Ahram Online, Wednesday 22 Dec 2010

President Hosni Mubarak met today with Pope Shenouda III, the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

The rare meeting comes at the backdrop of heightened sectarian tension between the Church and the security apparatus, following Coptic riots on 24 November over the Giza governorate's decision to halt unpermitted construction in a church.

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