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Reported List of Churches and Christian Institutions Attacked in Egypt Since Wednesday Will Astonish You
Aug. 15, 2013 11:59pm Erica Ritz

A wave of devastating violence swept through Egypt Wednesday as the government attempted to disband the supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi from their sit-ins.  According to the Associated Press, 638 people have now been confirmed killed, and nearly 4,000 are injured.

The fighting is far from limited to the Islamists and the military, however. Since Wednesday’s violence began, there have also been a wave of attacks on churches and Christian institutions.
Amira Mikhail Compiles List of Churches Attacked in Latest Egypt Violence

The damaged interior of the Saint Moussa Church is seen a day after it was torched in sectarian violence following the dispersal of two Cairo sit-ins of supporters of the ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in Minya, south of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (Photo: AP)

Amira Mikhail at Nile Revolt compiled a shocking list with the help of Mai El-Sadany, Amir Beshay, “aggregating information that was shared online about attacks on churches and their institutions around Egypt.”

“Please note that this is a work-in-progress and information so far is unverified although most is backed up with tweets and photos,” she wrote. “We are hoping to continue the efforts to verify details. If you have any corrections or updates to church names, photos, or details, please reach out to or my twitter.”

Though there may be some changes made to the list, what has been assembled so far is staggering.

List courtesy of Amira Mikhail:



    Father Maximus Church


    St George Church | Burned | Source


    Good Shepherds Monastery |  Nuns attacked
    Angel Michael Church | Surrounded
    St George Coptic Orthodox Church | Photo, Photo, Photo, YouTube
    Al-Eslah Church| Burned | Source
    Adventist Church | Pastor and his wife kidnapped | Photo
    St Therese Church | Photo
    Apostles Church | Burning | Source
    Holy Revival Church | Burning | Source
    Qusiya Diocese | MCN

Beni Suef

    The Nuns School | Photo
    St George Church | al-Wasta


    St Fatima Basilica | Heliopolis | Attempted Attack
    Virgin Mary’s Church | Hakim Village | Burned | Photo

Fayoum (Five churches)

    St Mary Church | El Nazlah | Gallery
    St Damiana Church | Robbed and burned
    Amir Tawadros (St Theodore) Church | EgyNews (Arabic), Twitter
    Evangelical Church | al-Zorby Village | Looting and destruction
    Church of Joseph | Burned | Source
    Franciscan School | Burned | Source


    Diocese of St Paul | Burned | Source


    Father Antonios
    Atfeeh Bishopric

Minya (Around twelve churches)

    Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram | Delga, Deir Mawas | Source
    St Mina Church | Abu Hilal Kebly, Beni Hilal | Source, photo
    Baptist Church | Beni Mazar | Source
    Monastery | Deir Mawas  | Ahram (Arabic)
    Delga Church | Attacked (Previously attacked with fire)
    The Jesuit Fathers Church | Abu Hilal district
    St Mark Church | Abu Hilal district
    St Joseph Nunnery | Photo, photo
    Amir Tadros Church | Photo, photo, photo, album, photo, photo
    Evangelical Church | Photo
    Anba Moussa al-Aswad Church | Photo
    Apostles Church | Source


    St Mary’s Church | Attempted Burning


    St George Church |Photo album, photo, photo, video, source, source, video
    St Damiana | Attacked and burned | Source
    Virgin Mary | Attacked and burned | Source
    St Mark Church & Community Center
    Anba Abram Church | Destroyed and burned | Source


    St Saviours Anglican Church | Source
    Franciscan Church and School | Street 23 | Burned |Photo, photo, source/photos, photos
    Holy Shepherd Monastery and Hospital | Photo
    Good Shepherd Church (molotov cocktail thrown)- Relationship with Holy Shepherd Monastery unknown.
    Greek Orthodox Church | Photo, Photo

Christian Institutions

    House of Father Angelos (Pastor of Church of the Virgin Mary and Father Abram) | Delga, Minya | Burned | CBN News, Ahram (Arabic)
    Properties and Markets of Copts | al-Gomhorreya Street, Assiut
    Seventeen Coptic homes | Delga, Minya | Burned | Source, Source
    YMCA | Minya| Burned | Photo
    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 | Source,Photo, Photo
    Bible Society bookshop | Cairo | Burned | Photo
    Bible Society | Fayoum | Photo
    Bible Society | al-Gomohoreya Street, Assiut | Photo, Photo
    Ezbet el Nekhl | Source, source, source (Arabic)

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