Skip to comments.Coptic Orthodox Priest Killed in Egypt
Posted on 10/12/2017 9:25:13 PM PDT by Morgana
John Anton OCP News Service 12/1017
Cairo-Egypt: A Coptic Orthodox Christian priest was murdered and another was injured in a knife attack this morning in the Capital city of Cairo.
Father Samaan Shihata (Fr Simon) from Bani Suief, Upper Egypt, was on a visit to Cairo with another priest. They were attacked by some unknown person who killed Fr Simon.
Local media reported that police have arrested the culprit and he is currently under investigation.
The ancient Coptic orthodox christian community in Egypt face various persecution from religious fanatics .
May be the memory of the depart be eternal.
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Martyred for his faith. Such is the fate for many Christians in that part of the world. China as well.
Still waiting to hear the Pope comment on this tragedy.
Egypt court sentences man to death for killing coptic priest
Don’t hold your breath. Coptics are not Catholics, but an offshoot of the Orthodox Church.
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