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RT – “Egypt’s Christian minority has been marginalized by the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, says Coptic Pope Tawadros II. His statement comes amid increased religious tensions and allegations of brutal repressions by the Islamist party.

‘There is a sense of marginalization and rejection, which we can call social isolation,’ of the 15 percent Christian population in Egypt, the pope told Reuters.

The pontiff’s statement coincided with increased Christian-Muslim tension on Friday in a small Egyptian town in Beni Suef province, where police used tear gas to disperse stone-throwing Muslim crowd after they had encircled a Coptic church to protest inter-faith relationships.

The angry mob accuses the church authorities of helping 21-year-old female Rana el-Shazli, who has allegedly converted to Christianity, elope to Turkey with a Coptic Christian man.

The tension over this modern day Romeo and Juliet romance has lasted for almost two months with Christian places of worship and local…

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