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Catholic Church Leaders in Egypt call upon Christians not to flee the Country



Catholic Church leaders in Egypt have called on Christians to stay in the country and help it progress instead of emigrating abroad. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have left for other countries since 2011, when a popular uprising overthrew president Hosni Mubarak. Those who are leaving are mainly the most educated. The Church needs them to invest their money and energy in the country, especially in missionary work as messengers of peace and reconciliation. Egypt is predominantly a Moslem country, where Christians are 15 percent of the total population of 90 million people. The fall of Mubarak two years ago has led to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. The fundamentalists have several times carried out attacks against Christians, their property and their places of worship.




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