Church spokesman: Muslim Brotherhood militias attacking Egypt’s Christians
Catholic World News - August 02, 2013
The spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt has told Vatican Radio that the nation’s Christians are living in a climate of fear because of continued protests by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
“There are many [Muslim Brotherhood] militias in many and various spots in Cairo, and also other cities of Egypt,” said Father Rafic Greiche. “They throw Molotovs on the people and sometimes on the churches, they write on the churches very bad words concerning the [Coptic Orthodox] Pope Tawadros, also concerning the army; they come to the priests [and call them] traitors.”
“It is a climate of violence,” he added, “and the people are scared.”
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