More than 60 churches have been attacked, vandalized or in some cases set ablaze across Egypt in a dramatic surge of violence against the nation’s Christian minority, which began after security forces raided two Islamist protest camps on the morning of Aug. 14.
Aug. 19, 2013 Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mohammed , right, listens to a Coptic priest during a visit to Old Cairo’s Hanging Church, a show of support for Christians after attacks on churches across the country by radical Islamists. Ibrahim said the affected historic churches and monasteries will be restored. Egypt’s Coptic Christian community offered its support for the armed forces against what it described as “terrorist” violence by supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities via AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo