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Christians attacked by Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

August 19, 2013 - At least 58 Christian churches, schools, institutions, homes and shops have been attacked, looted and torched as of Saturday in Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the former Egyptian president who was deposed on 3 July by the military. On August 14 the army forcibly evicted two sin-in protests by the group which resulted in over 600 dead and thousands injured. In a backlash after the violence, members of the Muslim Brotherhood attacked Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical churches as well as the homes and shops of Christians. AsiaNews on Saturday carried a list of Christian churches, institutions and properties targeted by Muslims, furnished by the Press Office of the Catholic Church in Egypt. Pope Francis on Thursday voiced his grief at the “painful news” of more than 600 deaths and numerous attacks on Christian churches in the wave of violence in Egypt. “I wish to ensure my prayers for all the victims and their families, the injured and all those who are suffering,” the Pope said, urging prayers for peace, dialogue and reconciliation in Egypt and throughout the world.


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