Churches across Egypt attacked

August 14, 2013 by Open Doors

Coptic Kids at St. George in Sohag, Egypt - after church was attacked by Morsi supporters

Photo: Coptic Kids at St. George in Sohag, Egypt – after church was attacked by Morsi supporters

Numerous Christian churches across Egypt were attacked on Wednesday by mobs angered by the military’s armed crackdown on protesters in Cairo. The official death toll has passed 500; a state of emergency and curfew are in effect.

St George's Cathedral. Sohag. Southern Egypt just burnt by Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Photo: St George’s Cathedral. Sohag, Southern Egypt just burnt by Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Watani International provided the following tally of assaults on Christian churches and other buildings:

Photo of fire set in a shop owned by coptic citizen in El minya governorate upper Egypt

Photo: Fire set in a shop owned by coptic citizen in El minya governorate upper Egypt.

A church burning in Sohag, multiple angles

Photo: A church burning in Sohag, multiple angles.

Additionally, the Bible Society of Egypt reported that another of its bookstores, in Minya, was burned.

Source: World Watch Monitor

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