Date: October 23, 2020
Egypt (MNN) — Egyptian Christians continue to face persecution, and the pressure highlights the need to pray for those suffering.
Oppression has worsened with the pandemic, with believers suffering from everything from unemployment to lack of medical care. Persecution can even become violent. On October 5, Coptic Christians were attacked after an incident at a wedding. Tom Doyle of Uncharted Ministries says incidents like these are tragically normal.
“Christians have to brace themselves for these kinds of attacks, especially when there are public services, spiritual holidays, weddings, or even funerals,” he says.
This persecution makes life even more difficult for people who convert from Islam to Christianity, as those in the Church often don’t know who to trust.
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