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To protect a precious archaeological area that stretches around a church dating back to the fourth century AD, a group of Coptic monks from the Monastery of Saint Macarius have staged a resistance to a road-building project, going so far as to lie down in front of approaching bulldozers.The Egyptian government is moving forward on a project to build a road connecting the city of Fayoum to an oasis area, passing through the territory around the ancient Coptic Monastery of St. Macarius, home to dozens of monks. The project also threatens the water supply of the monastery and some cultivated areas belonging to it.
Is that what they teach you at the temple volnutt-stein?
Rome doesn't care. Rome is actually very cool guy.
God willing, I hope they do not destroy the ancient site.
I'm not sure how I feel about this. They're certainly more courageus men than I'll ever be. But public transit is very important and I'm sure the Egyptian government has cleared the site with archaeologists...
Quote from: Volnutt on February 28, 2015, 09:56:16 PMI'm not sure how I feel about this. They're certainly more courageus men than I'll ever be. But public transit is very important and I'm sure the Egyptian government has cleared the site with archaeologists...So the monks' beliefs only count if verified by an archaeologist?
The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.
It's my understanding that the monks had offered an alternate route up which was ignored.
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