A second person, Sherif Rashad, sustained a gunshot wound and was transferred to a hospital in Alexandria.
Egyptian Coptic priest Arsanious Wadid was killed late last week. He reportedly faced years of persecution prior to his death.
Coptic Christians comprise approximately 10% of Egypt’s population, which is primarily Muslim.
Locals knew of the perpetrator as one who insulted and mistreated Christians.
Among the 98 female judges appointed on the 3rd of March, there is no Christian.
The Copts (10% of Egypt’s population) are the descendants of a long line of ancient Egyptians who later converted to Christianity.
The three brothers were working in an agricultural field at the moment of their death.
Several Coptic monasteries in Egypt are facing renovation and reopening issues, including Saint Paul’s monastery near the Red Sea.