Unrest continues in Egypt as calls for Mubarak to resign increase
Clashes broke out between opponents and supporters of President Hosni Mubarak in central
Cairo on Wednesday after the amilitary told protesters calling for an end to his rule
that they must clear the streets.
The fighting broke out as international pressure
grew on Mubarak to quit and his closest ally, the United States, told him that a political
transition must begin immediately.
The Director of the Press Office for the
Catholic Church in Egypt, Fr. Rafic Greiche told Vatican Radio that the Christians
of Egypt share in the aspirations of the whole people.
“Many Catholic youth
went to Tahrir square to express their feelings and their hopes,” which, he said,
are a peaceful transition to real democracy, with social justice and economic opportunity
Listen to Chris Altieri’s interview with Fr. Rafic Greiche: