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coptic church burning A Day of Destruction in Egypt

Coptic Church Burning

From CopticWorld.org:

The Maspiro Youth Union issued a statement from its headquarters of operations stating that Coptic Christians and churches suffered in 6 provinces throughout the day following police crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi sit ins in Rabe’a Al Adewiya and Al Nahda Squares.

The statement said that hardline members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafi and Gamaat Al Islamiya movements acted upon their recent promises of retaliatory attacks against Christians and police departments in the event their sit ins were disrupted as they were today by government forces.

A provisional tally:

Churches

Alexandria
Father Maximus Church

Arish
St George Church | Burned

Assiut
Good Shepherds Monastery |  Nuns attacked
Angel Michael Church | Surrounded
St George Coptic Orthodox Church
Al-Eslah Church| Burned
Adventist Church | Pastor and his wife kidnapped
St Therese Church
Apostles Church | Burning
Holy Revival Church | Burning

Beni Suef
The Nuns School
St George Church | al-Wasta

Cairo
St Fatima Basilica | Heliopolis | Attempted Attack

Fayoum (Five churches)
St Mary Church | El Nazlah
St Damiana Church | Robbed and burned
Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) Church
Evangelical Church | al-Zorby Village | Looting and destruction
Church of Joseph | Burned
Franciscan School | Burned

Gharbiya
Diocese of St Paul | Burned

Giza
Father Antonios
Atfeeh Bishopric

Minya
Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas
St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Kebly, Beni Hilal
Baptist Church | Beni Mazar
Deir Mawas Bishopric
Delga Church | Attacked
The Jesuit Fathers Church | Abu Hilal district
St Mark Church | Abu Hilal district
St Joseph Nunnery
Amir Tadros Church
Evangelical Church
Anba Moussa al-Aswad Church
Apostles Church

Qena
St Mary’s Church | Attempted Burning

Sohag
St George Church
St Damiana | Attacked and burned
Virgin Mary | Attacked and burned
St Mark Church & Community Center
Anba Abram Church | Destroyed and burned

Suez
St Saviours Anglican Church
Franciscan Church and School | Street 23 | Burned
Holy Shepherd Monastery and Hospital
Good Shepherd Church (molotov cocktail thrown)- Relationship with Holy Shepherd Monastery unknown.
Greek Orthodox Church

Christian Institutions
House of Father Angelos (Pastor of Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram) | Delga, Minya | Burned
Properties and Markets of Copts | al-Gomhorreya Street, Assiut
Seventeen Coptic homes | Delga, Minya | Burned
YMCA | Minya| Burned
Coptic Homes | Qulta Street, Assiut | Attacked
Offices of the Evangelical Foundation & Oum al-Nour | Minya
Coptic-owned shops, pharmacy, and hotels | Karnak and Cleopatra Streets, Luxor | Attacked and Looted
Dahabeya Nile Boat | Minya| Church-owned
Bible Society bookshop | Cairo | Burned
Bible Society | Fayoum
Bible Society | al-Gomohoreya Street, Assiut