Christians pelted with ROCKS in shocking attack on town – four churches forced to shut

Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Paul Martin

FOUR churches have been forced to shut after Christian worshipers were pelted with rocks in a shocking series of attacks.

By JOEY MILLAR
Express.co.uk
Sat, Nov 4, 2017

The coordinated attacks took place in the Egyptian region of Minya, south of Cairo, where church leaders are now pleading for support.

After keeping quiet for two weeks to help officials carry out investigations, Coptic Orthodox leaders have now spoken out and accused Egypt of treating Christian prayers “as a crime”.

They said they were forced to close four churches after furious locals launched vicious attacks on worshippers, emboldened by a lack of police support.

Terrified church leaders were forced to close one church for the safety of their congregations – something which then encouraged mobs to attack three others.

And authorities are doing nothing to bring those responsible to justice, the Coptic Orthodox leader in Minya said.

Anba Macarius said: “We stayed silent for two weeks after the closure of a church hoping that the officials would do the job they were assigned to do by the state.

“However, this silence has led to something worse, as if prayer is a crime the Copts should be punished for. The Coptic Christians go to the neighbouring villages to perform their prayers.”

He said the initial closure of the Church of al-Azraa sparked three more incidents in nearby places of worship: at the church of Anba Mousa, the church of Abu Sayfen and the church of Mar Gerges.

Now Christians in the region were facing a level of oppression not seen for year, Mr Makarios said.

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One Response to “Christians pelted with ROCKS in shocking attack on town – four churches forced to shut”

  1. Strayhorse

    As the world sits on the precipice of an evil takeover by many who would sell right for wrong and wrong for right, the world population MUST maintain the path of righteousness and justice. To do otherwise would invite self-destruction for ALL. TRUTH AND LIGHT will win out in the end, it always has and all those evildoers have been brought to justice. The world has evolved and it’s citizens have become more aware of TRUTH and JUSTICE and they are now DEMANDING JUSTICE AND TRUTH. Evil CANNOT survive. Killing Christians will never extinguish the world’s citizens THIRST for justice. Egypt CANNOT survive without Christianity. Don’t believe me, ask the Pharaohs.

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