In Cairo the tension increased again last night, as protests and counter protests continued - building to an even bigger anti-Morsi protest in Tahrir Square this Sunday. News channels used split screens to show demonstrations from around the country- including from Alexandria where four people were killed. This Saturday morning 29th June there are reports of trouble and some deaths in Port Said.
In Assiut there have been some small demonstrations, but at the Liturgy this morning Bishop Kyrillos William, the Coptic Catholic Bishop (see photo) prayed for peace. One Christian in Assiut commented - "We have had a Friday like Good Friday - now we hope for Easter and our resurrection."
Bishop Kyrillos thanked his friends at ACN for their solidarity and support, but added;
"Please join in prayer for us Christians and for all Egyptians at this critical time."
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