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  • Thursday ,17 July 2014
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Supreme Council of Antiquities demands police to restore land of St. Macarius Monastery

Amany Moussa

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Thursday ,17 July 2014

Supreme Council of Antiquities demands police to restore land of St. Macarius Monastery

Supreme Council of Antiquities demanded the police to remove the encroachments by some thugs and restore the land to the monastery of St. Macarius and the Supreme Council of Antiquities.Supreme Council of Antiquities demanded the police to remove the encroachments by some thugs and restore the land to the monastery of St. Macarius and the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Monks of the Monastery of St. Macarius at Wadi Natrun sent an urgent appeal to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to intervene immediately in order to stop thugs from taking over Coptic antiques and attacking the monastery.
A gang headed by Gebril S. Senousy, has seized about 500 acres around the monastery using machine guns and threatening to burn lands of the monastery.
It’s worth mentioning that the seized land contains Coptic antiquates including monks' housing and ruins dating back to the fourth century.