Coptic priest stabbed to death in Egypt
An Egyptian Coptic Orthodox priest of Alexandria was stabbed several times in the neck and died en route to the hospital on April 7. Arsanious Wadid, age 56, served at the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Paul in Moharm Bek district.
Egyptian authorities arrested the 60-year-old assailant shortly after the incident. The man’s identity and motives are currently unclear, pending police investigation.
The nation’s Muslim population is currently celebrating Ramadan while the Christian minority is in the Lenten season preparing for Easter.
The incident was recognized as a potential ignition point of further extremist violence directed at Christians.