It is with sadness that I share with you this communication from His Grace, Bishop Youssef of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Southern United States. As you know in recent years I had the privilege of being invited to be part of the service at the Coptic Orthodox Christmas celebration, January 7 at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo with Pope Shenouda II presiding. It was an honor and privilege to be there at the sanctuary with Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, Bishop of Egypt and also Primate of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. Unfortunately St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo is one the churches that has been attacked by the fanatical hordes of the Muslim Brotherhood and is just one of the 70 churches that have been destroyed in Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Unfortunately our government and press seems uninterested in the plea of 12 million Christians of Egypt and our press has been ignoring the horror that Christians are going through having their person, homes and businesses been attacked.
I ask for your prayers and support to our Christian brothers of Egypt and in special for the Coptic Orthodox Church that makes up about 98% of all Christians in Egypt.