Witnesses: Morsi backers target churches in Egyptian town of Malawi

By REUTERS
August 17, 2013 11:31

Witnesses in Egypt said supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi ransacked a Catholic church and set fire to an Anglican church in the city of Malawi. The Brotherhood, which has been accused of inciting anti-Christian sentiment, denies targeting churches.

Christians make up roughly 10 percent of Egypt's 84-million population and the Coptic Church authority issued a statement on Friday saying it "strongly supports the Egyptian police and armed forces".


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