Egypt Coptic Christians told to cancel activities in July due to security - church sources

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Posted: Jul 13, 2017 3:05 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christians have been told by church leaders to cancel all events and activities outside churches in July because of a security threat, church sources said on Thursday.

The warning followed an attack in May by Islamic State on Copts traveling to a monastery in central Egypt, killing 29 people. Sources said the warning was given to individual church leaders by a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Pope.

(Reporting by Malak Ghobrial; writing by Patrick Markey)