Sinai’s St. Catherine’s Starves, Monastery Shuts Down

September 5, 2013 Featured News
Father Paolos, a member of St. Catherine's Monastery's Holy Council, walks out of the farm for an interview with Al-Monitor on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. He has been living in the monastery since 1972. (photo by Mohannad Sabry)

Mohannad Sabry for Al-Monitor – 5/9/13 ST. CATHERINE’S — In the Sinai city of St. Catherine, a few thousand people and around 800 camels have been left struggling since the first week of July, when Egyptian security authorities ordered the total shutdown of the town’s 1,500-year-old monastery. Bedouin residents of the mountainous area were forced […]

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