Egypt's Copts, Muslims Visit Virgin Mary Monastery

August 23, 2016 03:40 AM

Every August, tens of thousands of Egypt's Coptic Christians and Egyptian Muslims take buses and trains to the Virgin Mary Monastery in Assiut. The monastery is believed to have been visited by the Holy family when they fled Israel out of fear of persecution by King Herod. Hamada Elrasam was in Assiut and has the story.