New attack on Coptic church in Benghazi
Catholic World News - March 15, 2013
A Coptic church in Benghazi has been attacked for the second time in a week. Assailants set fire to the church, which was empty at the time of the attack.
The attack on the church follows the arrest of nearly 100 Egyptian Christians on charges of proselytizing Muslims. One of them, Ezzat Atallah, has died in prison, reportedly from torture.
A Libyan security official, Abdel-Salam al-Barghathi, linked the attack on the church to the Egyptian Christians’ alleged proselytism and to another incident in which Christians in Egypt burned a Libyan flag in front of the Libyan embassy.
“These incidents will take place once and twice if the reactions on the other side continue like this,” he said. Atallah “confessed and we videotaped his confessions. Why do the Christians burn the flag and replace it with a cross?”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($1,653 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!