Luxor, Egypt, Aug 21, 2013 / 11:09 am
Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, Egypt, said that Christians in his country are running out of food, but are "afraid to come out of their homes" for fear of attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood.
In statements to the Fides News Agency, Bishop Zakaria explained that even those who have money cannot buy food because stores are closed.
"I would like to help Christians but I can't because I myself am confined to my home," he said.
Bishop Zakaria said that he was the victim of an Aug. 16 attack by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Fortunately police arrived on the scene in time to protect him, and two armored cars are now parked out front to shield his home.