Up to 300,000 Christians have left Egypt
Catholic World News - November 26, 2013
Father Rafic Greiche, spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt, said that up to 300,000 Christians have left the country since the Arab Spring uprising led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
“There are sometimes legitimate reasons, but most of the people, at the first problem, they leave,” Father Greiche told Catholic News Service. “They take their American passport and go.”
Urging Christians to remain in Egypt, Father Greiche said that “we need them to invest, not only their money but also their energy, and as Christians they have the duty to be missionaries in their own country.”
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