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Islamists attack Coptic Catholic parish in Egypt

Catholic World News - July 04, 2013

Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi have burned down a Coptic Catholic parish in retaliation for the former Egyptian president’s ouster.

After looting the parish priest’s home in Delga, a village in Minya Governorate in north-central Egypt, the Morsi supporters set fire to some of the parish’s buildings.

“Thank God there were no victims and injuries, but the alarm continues,” Bishop Kamal Fahim Awad (Boutros) Hanna of Minya told the Fides news agency. “The fundamentalists have closed the roads at the entrance to the village. They shout slogans against Christians, they say they want to destroy everything, and now they are trying again to storm the church. The local police are helpless. I called Cairo to ask for the intervention of the army.”

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