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Massive Church Destruction in Egypt


What do Muslim Brotherhood members do when Egyptian Security Forces launch a forewarned operation to clear them from Cairo tent cities? Attack Christians. That's right.

Morsi supporters responded with a monumental attack--unprecedented in modern times--on churches throughout Egypt. The torching and destruction of churches occured within six hours of the start of the military crackdown.

Many Muslims opposed the violent response against Christians. Some Salafists urged the Brotherhood to halt the attacks, and even some Muslims in Upper Egypt reportedly helped Christians defend churches.

One destroyed church in Upper Egypt was built in the fourth century.

Watch my report from the CBN Newsroom:

Here's the list of burned churches and buildings:

  • Church of the Virgin Mary and Anba Abram of the Copts Orthodox. the village of Daljah, the district of Deir Mawas, Minya province. Burning and demolishing the church.
  • The Church of St. Mina of the Coptic Orthodox. The neighborhood of Abu Hilal Kebly Minya province. Burning the church.
  • St. George Church. Coptic Orthodox archbishopric land, Sohag province. Burning the church.
  • Baptist Church. Status of  Bani Mazar, Minya province. Burning the church
  • Church of the Virgin Lady of the Copts Orthodox, Nazlah village, Yusuf the righteous district, Fayoum province. Burning the church…
  • Monastery of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd School. Suez. Burning.
  • Church of Franciscan fathers. Street 23. Suez. Burning.
  • Bible society friends, fayoum. Burning.
  • Church of Saint Maximus. 45th Street. Alexandria. Harassment.
  • Church of Prince Taodharos Elchatbi. Fayoum. Burning.
  • Church of the virgin Lady of the Coptic Orthodox. butchers street. Abu Hilal District. Minia province. Burning.
  • Church of Saint Mark. Catholic Copts. Abu Hilal District, Minya province. Burning.
  • Church of the Jesuit Fathers. Abu Hilal District, Minya province. Burning.
  • Church of the Virgin and Anba Abram. Sohag. Burning.
  • Church of Saint Mark, and the building of services. electricity Street. Sohag. Burning.
  • The house of Father Onjelios king. Pastor of the Church of the Virgin and Anba Abram in Daljah. Deir Mawas district. Minya province. Burning the house completely.
  • Burning the Greek Church in Suez.

Pray for peace and reconciliation in Egypt and pray for God's divine protection on our Christian brothers and sisters. Pray their faith will be strengthened during this time of tribulation!

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Comments on this post

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

We need to go over there and show them who's master
Left by rickyricardo on Aug 14, 2013 3:54 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

where is the american military that helped the islamic people ? helping iran or what ! who voted for this o buma and why ? do not tell me just think about that to yourselves !
Left by just real ! on Aug 14, 2013 4:05 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

We need to stop all aid to Egypt until these attacks cease completely.
Left by charles hay on Aug 14, 2013 4:42 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

Islam's true colors once again.
Left by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2013 6:14 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

Moderate Muslims are getting rid of radical Muslims who burn Churches. Praise God. But Kerry and Obama are upset. How sick is that? Under Mubarak Christians were a lot safer.
Left by JPW SYR on Aug 14, 2013 6:34 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

U.S official Speakers:
-Condemnation of police actions but NOT A WORD FOR THE TERRORISTS WEAPONS.
-Condemnation of taking down some tents and WCs made illegally in streets but NOT A WORD FOR BURNING 17 CHURCHES SO FAR AND DESTROYING CHRISTIANS SHOPS IN MANY GOVERNMENTS IN UPPER EGYPT.
-Condemnation of Egyptian army taking down fundamentalists in Sinai but NOT A WORD IN TAKING DOWN AT LEAST 47 POLICE ELEMENT IN LESS THAN 24 HRS.
-Condemnation of House arrest for Morsi but NOT A WORD ABOUT HUNDREDS OF YOUTH POLITICALLY ARRESTED UNDER HIS SUPERVISION.
----by the way, these are the same comments for HAMAS, which is recorded as a terrorist organization at your classification!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As Christians we pray for those who are in blind minds and hearts in our country and we ask forgiveness for them, because we love our country EGYPT ... what about you??
Left by shady yosef on Aug 14, 2013 6:39 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

the last comment was originally written by: Engineer John Amir A. Hanna.
Left by shady yosef on Aug 14, 2013 6:44 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

If the Egyptian. Security Forces began attacking the Muslims with pigs blood----
They'd stop burning Churches!
Left by keatron on Aug 14, 2013 8:02 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

The Muslims cannot hurt the Army, so they turn on the Christians. For any reason, they will blame the Christians. I pray for the Lord Jesus to come soon, and make this all "Right". There is no reason for the deceit, in the News Media. They need to print all the happenings. All you Egyptian Christians, you are in our Prayers.
Left by bygrace on Aug 14, 2013 10:11 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

No time for cynicism to be sure, can't help but wonder how the administration will spin this in a positive light.
Left by RonM on Aug 14, 2013 10:31 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

Sooner or later the World will blame the whole Egyptian situation on Israel. Because Israel will not commit National Suicide and return to the pre 1967 lines, will not surrender the Jordan River valley to the UN, will not give up their Capital, and will not allow millions of Arabs into Israel, Israel is causing all og the World`s problems, including the Egyptian crisis.
Left by JPW SYR on Aug 14, 2013 11:20 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

WHERE IS THE GREAT DIVIDER IN CHIEF OBAMA ??
WHY ISN'T HE DOING ANYTHING THERE ??
HE AND HILARY USHERED IN THIS CARNAGE THEY ARE BOTH CRIMINALS - HILLARY ESPECIALLY USHERED IN WHAT SHE CALLED "THE SWEET SMELL OF DEMOCRACY "
IN EGYPT A YR AGO .
ITS INTERESTING THAT WHAT HILLARY THE MURDERER THINKS SMELLS LIKE SWEET DEMOCRACY ... REALLY SMELLS LIKE BURNNG FLESH .
INSTEAD OF TRYING TO START RACE RIOTS OVER THUG HOODLEM TRAYVON MARTIN WITH HIS IDIOTIC COMMENTS , OBAMA SHOULD BE SPEAKING OUT AGAINST HIS "BROTHERS" THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WHICH HE AND HIS GREAT FAT ACCOMPLICE HILLARY PUT IN POWER. PS WE ARE STILL WAITING TO FIND OUT WHY THE MEN IN BENGHAZI WERE LEFT TO GET MURDERED AND HILLARY AND OBAMA STOOD BY AND DID NOTHING- HOW BOUT SOME ANSWERS?
Left by lyoness on Aug 15, 2013 2:27 AM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

I really am at a loss for words. What is it with our Media? CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and so on, they remain silent to the threat that these so called religion of peace, (Muslims)have on the rest of the world. I am sad that we really don't have a media of news people, they are part of the problem. For America to remain free and a Republic as founded, we need a Press Corp that understands that and DO THERE JOB. What we have now is a media that decides what to cover and how to cover that story with an agenda, the truth doesn't matter anymore. In my opinion the Press is actually acting with Treason against the United States, where are our reporters that will print and say the truth. We need you to be an informed population so we can make decisions that are made from facts not an agenda.
Left by Robert on Aug 15, 2013 7:26 AM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

Jesus Christ is Lord of all, not the Muslims. Keep eyes on Christ not the works of the Devil
Left by williamsouthward on Aug 15, 2013 11:08 AM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

Jesus is Lord,He is in control in these last days, and the countdown to His Coming is well under way.My request to dear brothers and sisters is just to continue praying for all those who are being persecuted for their faith.
Left by chief on Aug 15, 2013 5:44 PM

# RE: Massive Church Destruction in Egypt

Jesus Christ is LORD of All!. Remember that " Vengence is mine says the LORD". We lift up our brothers and sisters in Egypt to the Lord of Hosts! The Great I AM! Who is it that thinks that the LORD will not be Angered at the Murder of HIS Children, and the Burning/ looting of HIS things?
Left by Martin on Aug 17, 2013 3:53 PM