Terrorists target Coptic Christian children and pilgrims in Egyptian bus ambush
Denver – “The children were shot one-by-one,” says Fr. Andre Mahanna, Director of St. Rafka’s Mission of Hope and Mercy who has been speaking with sources on the ground in Egypt since the attack this morning.
“The death toll, is higher than you think,” reports Mahanna.
(Official Egyptian Coptic Church statement condemning the attack.)
Two buses and a minivan carrying Coptic Christian pilgrims to the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in Minya Province, central Egypt were surrounded on the road by gunmen arriving in SUVs as the pilgrims traveled on a highway along the west bank of the Nile river.
Mahanna, a Maronite Catholic priest from Lebanon and the U.S.A. President of the Apostolic Union of Clergy, a Vatican associated office, is in regular contact with Christian bishops, patriarchs, popes and leaders in the Middle East regarding the genocide of Christians in the region.
His sources tell him, “One bus had 15 workers. The other bus has 35 children followed by a minivan with an entire family. All 35 children were shot one-by-one. Three survivors are in the hospital in Naser. The other 15 workers are all dead.”
Mahanna’s source calls this act of terror “the tax we pay for the faith.”
“The targeting of children,” says Mahanna, “is a despicable tactic used to increase shock and awe. It is pure evil.”
Fr. Andre Mahanna, pastor of St. Rafka’s Catholic Church in Lakewood, is available for interviews.