The Church in Tahrir Sq is obviously being used to help the demonstrators as a makeshift hospital. However, there have been photos going around the internet of Muslim women praying there in front of the Altar.
(I guess they were standing in front, praying (facing away from the Altar) because its the only place that has a carpet.
Is this disrespectful? How does the Coptic Church view this action?
But my main question is this:
Are we being tolerant, because we have no other choice??
I mean, my priest won't allow catholic songs in the Church, so I'm a bit surprised to see that priests are allowing muslim prayers there.
Secondly, is this reciprocal ?? I mean - would muslims be happy if a mosque was being used as a makeshift hospital and Christians used it also to pray the vespers there?? Would they be OK with that??