Middle East: Egypt’s shaken Copts mark Good Friday after double bombing

Middle East: Egypt’s shaken Copts mark Good Friday after double bombing

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Coptic Christian Church celebrate good Friday while mourning in Egypt

The head of the Coptic Christian Church has led a Good Friday service in the cathedral in Cairo in the aftermath of last Sunday’s deadly bomb attacks.

Both suicide bombers were Egyptians, the government said.

A three-month state of emergency was imposed following the bombings in Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta.

The attacks on Christians, who make up about 10% of Egypt’s population, raised security fears ahead of a visit to Cairo by Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, scheduled for 28 and 29 April.

In a visit to Pope Tawadros, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi vowed to hunt down those who had organised the bombings.

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