From another Orthodox site -
I am writing to request once more sincere prayers as *Christians* for the Coptic Orthodox Church of
The wife of one of our priests was abducted by Muslim extremists, and allegedly, was forced to convert to Islam. We do not know about the conversion aspect, but that she was abducted is ascertained. His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark, has called on all Copts to pray for the peace of the Church and to extend their fast during this Holy Fast of Advent. Middle Eastern media are the only media so far allowed at protest sites, and are reporting the news as a willing conversion by the woman, and that our protests are merely at our anger over her conversion.
In the event that the woman was actually forced to convert to Islam, if she is released and returned to her family, her life will be in danger for "Apostasy".
We pray that God restore peace in the Church, and to teach us how to continue to bear the Cross in love, faith, and hope.
Mena (was Wak-Wak or Mina Rizkalla on this group before)
"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." (Psalm 126:5)
The greatest might of a man is to bring upon his soul his
transgression at all times before God, and he must expect
temptation until the end." - Abba Antony