Al-Anba Mousa church in Minya was attacked by groups of men on August 14, 2013, who were pro Mohamed Morsi supporters. Father Samuel Aziz Abdou looks up holding his cross in disbelief.
The outside of Al-Anba Mousa church in Minya. The church was attacked by groups of men on August 14, 2013, who were pro Mohamed Morsi supporters. While Raba'a al Adawiya and Nahda (pro-Morsi sit-ins) were being cleared by security forces (where hundreds of people were killed) some pro-Morsi supporters attacked Coptic Christian churches, businesses and homes. Tension still remains quite high.
Children looking at the destruction at Al-Anba Mousa church in Minya that was attacked on August 14, 2013 by pro-Morsi supporters.
Father Samuel Aziz Abdou holds tiles that were found at Al-Anba Mousa church in Minya. Angry mobs who were pro-Morsi supporters attacked the church on August 14, 2013.
Al-Anba Mousa church in Minya was attacked by groups of men on August 14, 2013, who were pro-Morsi supporters. Father Samuel Aziz Abdou's home which is next to the church came under attack the same day. His home was set fire leaving him and his family with no home.
Father Samuel Aziz Abdou's home in Minya was set on fire on August 14, 2013. It came under attack by a pro-Morsi mob. What is left of Father Abdou's library, burned books and religious pictures that are a constant reminder of that day.
A tourist boat in Minya was set ablaze on August 14, 2013 due to the owner of the boat being Coptic. Two employees, one was Coptic and the other man, Muslim, locked themselves in the bathroom out of fear. They were later found dead hugging one another. What is left is a pair of pants and cell phone that is not pictured.
Damaged cars can be seen on streets in Minya showing the aftermath of clashes in recent weeks.
The Amr Tadros Coptic Church in Minya was set ablaze and left in ruins on August 14, 2013 by angry groups of pro-Mohamed Morsi supporters.
Pictures symbolizing Christianity can be seen in a makeshift church next to the Amr Tadros Coptic Church in Minya,
Pope Johannes stands in the middle of rubble in the underground Virgin Mary Church in Delga (which is over 1000 years old) the church was looted of ancient icons and the monastery burned for three days by groups of pro-Morsi supporters. The Muslim Brotherhood ran out the police in Delga so there is no police presence.
A population of 120,000 people and 20,000 Coptic Christians in Delga, making Christians the minority. Tension still run high in the town after churches had been burned by Pro Mohamed Morsi supporters. Muslim Brotherhood ran out the police and took over the police station on July 3, 2013 in the town, so there is no security in place. A little girl in a neighborhood near the Virgin Mary Church.