AP - Fearing attacks, Egypt's churches suspend pilgrimages, trips
AP reports: "Egyptian churches on Thursday suspended pilgrimages, holidays and
conferences for the remainder of July and August after authorities
warned them about possible attacks by Islamic militants. [...] The
militants have forced scores of Christian families to flee their homes
in northern Sinai after killing several of them and have since December
killed more than 100 people in four separate attacks targeting members
of the ancient community. El-Sissi declared a nationwide state of
emergency in April after suicide bombers targeted two churches north of
In May, militants killed about 30 Christians traveling on a back road as
they approached a remote desert monastery south of Cairo."
Comment: These are dangerous times for Christians in Egypt. Please join me in praying for their safety and perseverance in faith.