Egypt

Persecution in Egypt

Coptic Christians and a Muslim security guard were killed in the town of Nag Hammadi in Quena province, Egypt when gunmen opened fire on churchgoers leaving a Christmas Eve service. The shooting was reportedly in retaliation for the alleged rape of a Muslim girl by a Christian man, which sparked violence several months earlier. One Hundred Huntley Street reporter Bridget Antwi spoke to Father Marcos Marcos of the St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Toronto and The Voice of the Martyrs Canada's Greg Musselman about the attack and about why Christians are persecuted in Egypt.

March 09, 2010
Length: 9:30
From Crossroads Christian Communications

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Country Information

Designation
Persecuted

Population
106,437,241 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Egyptian (99.7), other (0.3)

Religion (%)
Islam (90), Christianity (10)

Leader
President Abdelfattah Said El-Sisi (2014)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
Mixed legal system based on Napoleonic civil and penal law, Islamic religious law, and vestiges of colonial-era laws

Source: World Factbook

Pray for Egypt

Pray on behalf of those who are facing economic and social challenges because of their Christian faith. Ask the Lord to provide for their spiritual and practical needs – further strengthening and emboldening them so they can effectively share the message of the Gospel with others in their communities. May the hearts of those who hear it be open and receptive to the wonderful truths contained in God’s Word.

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