First Governor of the Egyptian province has appointed a Christian woman

30 August for the post of head of the province of Damietta, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has appointed Manal Awad Mikhail, a Christian woman who belongs to the community of the Copts — a religious minority of the country.

In 2017, Egypt has occupied 21-e a place in the list of countries persecuting Christians (World Watch List).

In December 2016, 29 people were killed and 47 injured when a suicide bomber attacked the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Cairo.

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