Prayer Alert, April 15 2015
Over Easter, police and security officials raided a building linked to the Maghagha archbishopric of Minya. They seized belongings and attacked young people there, claiming the church building was unlicensed.
The archbishopric said in a statement that the raid was a 'blatant assault' on holy sites and religious rights. It called on the Government to investigate and bring those responsible to justice.
Another, partially built church in Minya was attacked with Molotov cocktails the week before, soon after a demonstration was held against its construction. Seven people were injured in the attack. Another church in Samalout near Minya was targeted the previous week...