Coptic Leader Criticizes Egypt’s Building Restrictions on Churches After Deadly Fire


CAIRO — After an electrical fire raced through a tiny Coptic Orthodox Church in central Cairo on Sunday and killed 41 worshipers, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt ordered the army to renovate the building immediately.

Under the watch of soldiers, dozens of laborers worked throughout the night, dragging out charred beams and broken pipes, and repainting the walls and the iron cross atop the narrow four-story building wedged between shops and apartments. By Monday evening, the exterior…



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