Religion: Copts v. Police

In the early days of Christianity, Egypt was famed for her desert fathers, solitary saints who lived in caves or on pillars, made friends of lions, jackals, converts of such sinners as the beauteous courtesan Thais. Over Egypt's sands last week trudged 300 policemen, mobilized by the Government to deal with 100 merry desert monks wrongfully occupying a monastery because they felt their social life was being repressed.

Three years ago seven monks of the monastery of Deir-el-Moharrak, on the edge of the desert near Assiut, rebelled because they received only $1.50 per month...

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