DOZENS OF CHRISTIANS KILLED
IN EGYPT BUS ATTACK
Coptic Christians on their way to a prayer gathering at the monastery of St. Samuel – about 150 miles from Cairo, Egypt — were ambushed by armed gunmen. Presumed Islamic extremists opened fire as men, women and children sat in bus seats and ducked for cover.
News agencies around the world are reporting that at least 28 Christians are now dead, with dozens more injured. Emergency response crews and investigators are still on the scene.
The tragedy has become common in a country where Christians live as a minority population. They have faced a rise in violence, simply because of their faith in Jesus Christ.
About 90% of Egypt’s population of 95 million identifies as Muslim. Thursday marked the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which meant increased sensitivity and awareness for the country’s Christians.
Your gift today will help support brothers and sisters in Christ in Egypt and throughout the region. Our team on the ground in the area will be assessing the best way we can help in the aftermath of this senseless violence.
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Here’s how you can pray for Egypt:
- God’s comfort for those who lost loved ones, and for full recovery for the injured
- Comfort and encouragement for the wider Christian community, and for God’s protection over his church in Egypt and over targets of similar attacks