“Then a man emerged from the crowd and started yelling. He said the Christians from the church had come to his aid, tending his wounds, during the 2011 popular uprising against the Egyptian government. Then another man stepped forward, and said the church had offered water, earlier that very day, to wash the feet of Muslims before prayers.
The crowd fell silent, turned, and left.
“These two men weren’t just men,” said a senior member of the church staff. “One day we will discover if they were men, or angels, just there to protect the church.”