Egypt’s Copts Hold Easter Services Amid Threats of Terror, Christian Post

Apr 17, 2017 by

by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post:

A week after bombings at Coptic churches that left at least 45 people dead, Egypt’s Coptic Christians held Easter services amid tight security and threats of more terror attacks.
St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo had at least eight security agents, who surrounded Pope Tawadros II as he entered the church for the Easter service Saturday, The Associated Press reported.

The Coptic pope led prayers during the service, which was attended by several ministers.

“This is a clear message to the whole world that we are not afraid,” Rafiq Bishry, head of the organizational committee for St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, told Reuters.

Authorities created 400-meter radius security cordons around churches, barring vehicles, according to the newswire.

Read here

Related Posts


Share This