He was looking for any Coptic priest to slaughter…
Priest ‘hacked to death’ in Egypt ambush – ‘Can we not walk down a street anymore?’
CHRISTIANS are desperately appealing for help after a priest was “hacked to death” in an ambush in Egypt.
PUBLISHED: 08:00, Sat, Dec 2, 2017
A Coptic Orthodox priest was slaughtered in the street in the Egyptian capital last month, horrifying Christians in the country.
This week the priest’s killer, 19-year-old Ahmad Saeed Ibrahim al-Sonbati, was sentenced to death for the horrific attack, which also left another priest injured.
Open Doors, a Christian persecution watchdog, said priest Samaan Shehata was “attacked with a cleaver” when he was visiting Cairo for a conference.
The group, quoting local press, said the killer had been looking for “any priest” to kill when he stumbled across Mr Shehata.