Egyptian Church leaders in Delga reflect after army re-establishes state control
|The charred remains of the Orthodox |
Church of the Virgin Mary in Delga.
World Watch Monitor
A few days on from the Egyptian army’s re-establishment of state control over Delga in Minya province, the country’s Coptic Christians are beginning to reveal the extent of their sufferings at the hands of supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi.
Father Abraam Abu El-Yameen, priest of the 1600-year-old monastery of St Mary and Abraam, which was torched, told World Watch Monitor that as many as 150 Christian families fled the village and that those who remain are scared.
“[Despite] the existence of the military in the village and the arrest of more than 100 Muslim militants, the Christians here are so afraid because they have received many threats from Muslims,” he said.