Churches in Egypt Shut Down Summer Activities Amid Heightened Attacks Against Christians

Acting on the advice of Egypt’s security services, the country’s churches have canceled conferences, tours and other events scheduled for this month amid threats of more attacks on the minority community. “These measures have come after our community has experienced brutal attacks against innocent women, men and children across Egypt, and we pray will help to safeguard against future atrocities,” Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United

Kingdom said, noting that he has spoken to colleagues in Cairo and learned that “the current campaign of terror against Christians is escalating rapidly.”He added, “This unfortunate step comes at a time when children, young people, and families will be deprived of the conferences and trips that they so look forward to over the summer period and have grown accustomed to over decades. Saying that however, it is, of course, more important, while recognizing their huge disappointment, to do our best to ensure their safety.”  READ MORE