Remnants of unity left to smoulder in Egypt’s Coptic churches

Bishop-General of Minya Anba Macarius is calling on the state to protect Coptic churches from growing violence directed at Christians. Photo: Virginie Nguyen Hoang

Ruth Pollard Middle East Correspondent - 20/8/13 Minya,  Egypt: A lone worshipper stands in the blackened  ruins of the El Amir Tadros Church, quietly weeping at the destruction around  her. Children's Bibles lie in a charred pile at the entrance, while inside,  exploded glass, wood and tiles crunch underfoot. The church, which for more than a century has provided ...