Christians join protests in Egypt

2013-07-01 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) In Egypt, protesters stormed the Cairo headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group Monday morning, a day after the largest protests the nation has seen since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak two years ago.
Demonstrators are calling on the President to step down, and for new elections to be held. Many Christians have joined the protests, saying discrimination and violence against minority faiths have increased since Morsi took office.
“Most of the Christians do not want the president,” said , Father Rafic Greiche, the spokesman for the Greek Melkite Catholic Church in Egypt “We have to be clear about this.”
“Most of the Christians have felt during this year that nothing of his promises toward the Christians has been implemented,” Father Greiche told Vatican Radio. “ And it is very important to know that this year nearly every day we have a sectarian problem: Burning churches, deporting people, and this big attack on the Copt Orthodox cathedral that happened two months ago.”
Listen to the full interview by Charles Collins with Fr. Rafic Greiche: