Egypt Vows to Rebuild Churches

Monday, August 19, 2013

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

CAIRO, EGYPT (Worthy News)-- Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has ordered the repair of all churches that were damaged during the Muslim Brotherhood's violent protests after Egypt's military removed President Mohamed Morsi from office, according to a report by the Mid-East Christian News.

"The Egyptian defense minister ordered the engineering department of the armed forces to swiftly repair all the affected churches, in recognition of the historical and national role played by our Coptic brothers".

Bishop Mousa thanked El-Sisi via Twitter for "commissioning the brave Egyptian armed forces to rebuild the places of worship damaged during the recent events."

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights reported that across Egypt's 27 provinces at least 25 churches were burned as well as Christian schools, shops and homes after thousands of pro-Morsi protestors took to the streets following his removal from office in July.

Many members of the Muslim Brotherhood blamed Egypt's Christian minority for supporting the successful military coup against Morsi.