Closed churches force Copts to hold funerals in the streets

By World Watch Monitor

Coptic Christians in various parts of Egypt have been left with no choice but to hold funeral services in the streets because of the closure of their churches.

Coptic news site Watani reported on a street funeral last week in the village of Dimshau Hashim, in Minya governorate, where the houses of Copts recently came under attack by a mob protesting against Copts gathering to pray in one of the Copt’s homes, since there is no village church.

The funeral of a 68-year-old Coptic man, Wadih Habib Henein, shown in the video below, was held on 6 September under tightened security.