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In Pictures: Christian Copts Stand Firm in Midst of Persecution

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Below are some pictures of Egypt’s Christian Copts, still attending and holding worship services in their churches that were recently destroyed, desecrated and/or torched by the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters.  According to one Egyptian human rights lawyer, as of August 18, “82 churches, many of which were from the 5th century, were attacked by pro-Morsi supporters in just two days.”  Here’s a video of one of these churches ablaze.

The perseverance of Egypt’s Christian Copts is a testimony to their heritage — for they have seen tens of thousands of their churches destroyed since the 7th century, when Islam invaded Egypt with the sword — and yet they still stand firm in their faith.

 

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  • BayouCoyote

    In all of the destruction you can still see the Mystery of Faith.

    Thanks for this post.

  • John Hume

    I pray for my Orthodox Christain (Coptic) Brothers and Sisters in Syria and Egypt every day. Hold strong to your faith, we will be victorius in the end. Amen.

  • frank

    come soon Lord Jesus for vengence is yours.

  • GFRF

    May God protect them