The Church in Egypt

Events in Egypt, or anywhere outside the U.S., so often go unnoticed by us. What is under-reported most of the time is how Christians are treated. So, I was totally shocked to see THIS STORY on the front of the New York Times page this afternoon!

Read these shocking paragraphs slowly, and pray!

CAIRO — The military’s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi has unleashed a new wave of violence by extremist Muslims against Christians whom they blame for having supported the calls to overthrow Mr. Morsi, Egypt’s first Islamist elected leader, according to rights activists.

Since Mr. Morsi’s ouster on July 3, the activists say, a priest has been shot dead in the street, Islamists have painted black X’s on Christian shops to mark them for arson and angry mobs have attacked churches and besieged Christians in their homes. Four Christians were reported slaughtered with knives and machetes in one village last week…

Dozens of Christian homes were reported burned in the Naga Hassan attacks, and most of the village’s Christians have fled or are believed to be hiding in the local church.

Friends, could we pray for our brothers and sisters in Egypt?

 

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