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Egypt

Ranked as the #23 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Government: Republic

Population: 84.7 million (10 million Christians)
Main Religion: Islam

Persecution Level: Severe
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

OVERVIEW OF EGYPT

EgyptIn recent years, the position of Christians in Egypt – not only Christian converts from a Muslim background, but also the large indigenous Coptic community – has become increasingly under pressure. Muslim Background Believers face severe limitations within their homes and extended families. Family members might punish converts to Christianity for abandoning the Islamic faith. In recent years, things have changed, causing the historical Christian communities to be targeted as well. The kidnapping of young Christian girls by Islamic extremists is a huge concern.

PRAYER POINTS

  • For unity of all churches and that God would use Christians from all denominations to reach out to their neighbors in love
  • That radical Islamic groups would halt their campaign of creating chaos and destruction
  • That stability would return to the country and Christians will remain and not flee

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