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Security in churches tightened as ‘resilient’ Copts hold Easter services

by a staff reporter

Posted: 21 Apr 2017 @ 12:03

EASTER services went ahead amid tighter security in churches across Egypt after the twin suicide bombings that killed at least 45 Christians on Palm Sunday (News, 13 April).

The Coptic Church had an­­nounced that it would scale back the festivities, as a period of mourning for victims was being observed.

Bombers struck St Mark’s Ca­­thedral, in Alexandria, and Mar Girgis, also known as St George’s, in Tanta, north of Cairo, during ser­vices. More than 100 people were injured in ...

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