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  • Thursday ,10 September 2015
العربية

Copts cancel Wednesday protest after meeting church officials

By-egyptindependent

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:09

Thursday ,10 September 2015

Copts cancel Wednesday protest after meeting church officials

A planned protest demanding new elections for the Coptic Orthodox Church's congregation councils has been cancelled, said Wahid Shenouda, organizer of the protest. A planned protest demanding new elections for the Coptic Orthodox Church's congregation councils has been cancelled, said Wahid Shenouda, organizer of the protest. 

Among the demands was the protesters' need to have a council that could take financial control over the church's funds.
 
Shenouda explained that the protest was cancelled after the protesters' demands were openly discussed in a meeting at the media center of the Coptic Orthodox Church on Monday. Participants included bishop Benyamin of Monufiya, spokesperson for the church bishop Paulus Halim, as well as other Coptic public figures.
 
The demonstration was to take place outside the cathedral's headquarters in the Cairo neighborhood of Abbasiya.