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ICC Note:  Coptic Christians in Egypt will be remembering the twin suicide bombings that killed 48 victims last year. Both Christians and Muslims became victims of the attacks that left at least 120 people injured. This year both Christians celebrate Easter, but also mourn their martyrs.

4/5/2018 Egypt (Church Times) – COPTS in Egypt are approaching Orthodox Easter tomorrow night with excitement and sorrow, as they prepare to mark the first anniversary of the twin suicide bombings that killed 48.

Christians and Muslims died, and more than 120 people were injured, when two suicide bombers targeted St Mark’s Cathedral, Alexandria, and Mar Girgis, also known as St George’s, in Tanta, north of Cairo, during services on Palm Sunday, 9 April, last year (News, 13 April 2017, 21 April 2017).

Fr Kyrillos Fathy of St Mark’s Cathedral, seat of the Coptic Pope, Tawadros II, said that he feared that his cathedral would be targeted again. “Why not?” he said.

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