"Ismailia governor Gamal Embabi today decided to halt the expansion work on the Virgin Mary Monastery on the Ismailia-Cairo Road.
The expansion work was being conducted on 40 acres of land.
Embabi also decided to convene a fact-finding committee to investigate the expansion work. The supervisors on the site and the Christian clergy confirmed that the necessary permissions are with Bishop Shenouda in Cairo.
They also said that the work project will stop until the permissions arrive." (Gamal Haragy/Youm7)