Muslims in Egypt raise funds to build church

Muslims in Egypt have donated money towards the building of a Coptic church in Al Manufiyya, north of Cairo.
Coptic Orthodox Bishop Benyamin, of the Diocese of Al Manufiyya, began a collection of donations for the church, which will be dedicated to the Virgin Mary. According to Fides news agency, a number of Islamic leaders in the area encouraged local Muslims to contribute; a suggestion that was taken up most eagerly by young people and children.