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A Christian Center in Egypt amongst the slums

Egypt has the largest Christian population in the Arab World, about 10 percent of the nation’s 85 million people. But the Christian community is a minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim country, and its relations with Muslims remain strained, even after the Arab Spring. The Salam Center, is located in one of the poorest areas of Cairo. 

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The Salam Center, run by the Daughters of St. Mary, an order of Coptic Orthodox nuns, is located very close to a Cairo dump. Most of the city’s garbage collectors are Christians.

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A Cairo slum located close to the Christian Salam Center in Cairo, Egypt. 

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Sr. Maria and the doctor at the Salam Center in Cairo, Egypt.

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Children playing at the Salam Center in Cairo, Egypt.

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Bishop Antonios Aziz Mina from the Salam Center in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egypt flag hanging near the slum in Cairo, Egypt. 

A Christian Center in Egypt amongst the slums

Egypt has the largest Christian population in the Arab World, about 10 percent of the nation’s 85 million people. But the Christian community is a minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim country, and its relations with Muslims remain strained, even after the Arab Spring. The Salam Center, is located in one of the poorest areas of Cairo. 

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