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Egypt: Churches Hit by Violent Protests

Not only the Copts, but also our 300,000 Greek Orthodox brothers and sisters in Egypt suffer sporadic persecution, discrimination, and harassment, and all too often, Egyptian officials do little or nothing to alleviate their plight.

“Egypt Churches Hit by Violent Protests,” Missions Box, May 31, 2024:

EGYPT — Last month during Holy week in Egypt local Christians in two villages came under attack during violent protests by Islamist extremists to prevent the construction of a church building.

In response a team from the Christian ministry Help The Persecuted went to provide much-needed support for these believers who were grappling with the loss of their homes and livelihoods.

A few weeks ago it was Holy Week in Egypt. This Christian holiday is often a time of tension and unease in the Middle East, resulting in violent clashes and protests from Islamist extremists who oppose the presence of Christians in the region. This came to a head in two Christian villages in Egypt, where Islamist extremists attacked local Christians and led violent protests to prevent the construction of a church building. In response, a team from the Christian ministry helped the persecuted when to provide much needed support for these believers who were grappling with the loss of their homes and livelihoods….

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