Pray for Egypt’s Christians…

It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott the Christians” on walls, supervised by an adult.

While Islamists are on the defensive in Cairo following the military coup that ousted President Mohammed Morsi, in Assiut and elsewhere in Egypt’s deep south they are waging a stepped-up hate campaign, claiming the country’s Christian minority somehow engineered Morsi’s downfall.

“Tawadros is a dog,” says a spray-painted insult, referring to Pope Tawadros II, patriarch of the Copts, as Egypt’s Christians are called. Christian homes, stores and places of worship have been marked with large painted crosses. Read more…

2 comments on “Pray for Egypt’s Christians…

  1. Vicky Hernandez says:

    This is so painful. The first Christian communities to be formed outside of Israel are being decimated. You name it: Assyrian, Chaldean, Maronite…

    Oh, Good Shepherd hear the cry of your lambs, please!

  2. This is so great the Holy Spirit is here at work. Through the tears of the past and the present God will arise. Through the faith of the early Christians and through the tears of todays persecution. Pray with the saints of yesterday and the saints of the present day. God Bless them all.

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