At least 25 killed in blast near Cairo cathedral

The blast took place as a Sunday Mass being held in the chapel was about to end.

CHR Comment: St. Mark’s is the religious center for Coptic Christians in Egypt and the seat of governance for Pope Tawadros II, the leading bishop. In other words, for the Copts, this would be like a bomb blast at the Vatican.

I have added below a follow-up article from the New York Times, which provides further background on persecution in Egypt.

Source: At least 25 killed in blast near Cairo cathedral

New York Times Article

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