Since Mohamed Morsi was removed from office in July of this year, more than 60 Christian churches in Egypt have been torched. The "Arab Spring" has become a Christian nightmare.
Zola Levitt Ministries reports that over the last weekend several of Egypt's Coptic Christian churches cancelled Mass, something that had not happened in more than 1600 years. Priest Selwanes Lotfy of the Virgin Mary and Priest Ibram Monastery in Degla, just south of Minya, told Egypt’s al-Masry al-Youm newspaper, "We did not hold prayers in the monastery on Sunday for the first time in 1,600 years.”
Istafanos Youssif, a Coptic Christian and second year university student said the Muslim Brotherhood "only has one goal, either to rule the country, or burn it. We love the American people, but not what (U.S. President Barack) Obama is doing. He is supporting the Brotherhood, the terrorists."
In an interview with Michael Adel of Al-Ahram Weekly, honorary president of the Middle East Council of Churches, Safwat Al-Bayadi said, "It is a strange phenomenon. All I can say is that those who attack and vandalise churches are sick people who have no idea what they are doing. What have the churches done? Why are they wreaking this havoc on the churches? The churches will be rebuilt, but human life is worth more than buildings. And allow me to add that those who burn churches know nothing about Islam."
Christians make up about 10% of the population in Egypt. The church has come under fire for supporting the ouster of Morsi.
The Voice of the Martyrs calls on Christians to pray for their brothers and sisters in Egypt during this time of violence and political upheaval.