‘‘But the majority (of Christians) are also less fortunate,’’ he said. ‘‘Like most Egyptians, they are with little education and have difficult economic conditions.’’
Verna Ghayes, a 21-year old arts student, also noted the deteriorating economic situation. Her father, an architect, lost his job because of a tight market. She felt the hardships, have, in turn, encouraged Christians to seek relief from God.
‘‘With all the unfortunate events that are happening to Egypt, Christians came closer to God, they started to pray more, believing that only God could handle it,’’ she said. ‘‘For me that’s the good thing, and everything is according to God’s plan,’’ she said.