In this Tuesday, May 15, 2013 photo, Mar Girgis church's priest, Father Angelos, 35, speaks to Associated press in Wasta, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from Beni Suef, 90 kilomete

 

              In this Tuesday, May 15, 2013 photo, Mar Girgis church
In this Tuesday, May 15, 2013 photo, Mar Girgis church's priest, Father Angelos, 35, speaks to Associated press in Wasta, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from Beni Suef, 90 kilometers (60 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt. Two recent cases of women converting in southern Egypt _ one from Christianity to Islam, the other from Islam to Christianity _ show the distinct differences in how changes of religion are handled in Egypt. Christians say conversions from their community have dramatically increased because emboldened hard-line Islamists are more assertively encouraging Christians to embrace Islam, while they get targeted by violence in the rare cases of Muslims turning to Christianity, with authorities siding with the Islamists in either case.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)