There is a worrying report that Egypt's ancient monasteries are under threat. The report comes from the U.S. Copts Association so it is a one-sided report, but I think it is probably factually accurate all the same.
The full details are in the article. Separately, a Coptic priest has also been found murdered, although it is unclear whether religion was a motive. There has also been religious tension in Cairo.
“Three monasteries have been attacked by outlaws and have asked for protection from the armed forces, but were told to defend themselves.” said activist Mark Ebeid. “When the terrified monks built fences to protect themselves, armed forces appeared only then with bulldozers to demolish the fences. It is worth noting that these monasteries are among the most ancient in Egypt, with valuable Coptic icons and manuscripts among others, which are of tremendous value to collectors.”
The newly sworn in cabinet does, however, include two Coptic Christians which gives some grounds for optimism. I am not sure whether the Culture Ministry or the Ministry for Antiquities is responsible for the ancient monasteries. In fact a new cabinet was sworn in today and I cannot find a list to confirm whether or not the Ministry for Antiquities survived as a separate ministry or whether it has been re-absorbed into the Ministry for Culture.