Egyptian Coptic Priest Dies from Wounds in April 6 Stabbing

The photo shows Alexandria, Egypt. (Phot courtesy of Argenberg, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

A Muslim fundamentalist stabbed a Coptic Orthodox priest in Alexandria, Egypt. The attack took place on April 6, and the priest later died of his wounds. Several Christians had gathered at the beach, and the priest was just leaving when the stabbing took place.

The government of Egypt condemned the violence.

SAT-7

George Makeen with SAT-7 says, “We addressed the stabbing by talking to different church leaders from the evangelical and from the Coptic Orthodox Church. And that was great, because it brings that sense of unity between different churches in times of difficulty.”

SAT-7 asked the question: should Christians expect to suffer, or should they fight for their rights? Makeen says, “We are not defending Christians as our own group or as a closed group. But we are defending all people to live equally and live out their rights. So I, as an Egyptian Christian, am ready to die for my faith. If I have to, I’m not going to seek it.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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