Egypt: ISIS Bombs 2 Churches on Palm Sunday
43 Killed at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Sunday, during a Palm Sunday mass. The first explosion happened at about 9:30AM at St. Georges Church, in The Nile Delta city of Tanta, ad the other happened a couple hours later at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria. Many were wounded in one of the worst attacks against Christians in the country in more than a decade.
The Catholic church condemned this act of terrorism, as well as Pope Francis who reacted toward the news of the bombings in Egypt during his address with the following “May the Lord convert the hearts of those who sow fear, violence and terror,” Pope Francis said after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square, reading from a note handed to him, to which he added: “And that of those who produce and sell weapons.”
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted:
…confidence that President Al Sisi will handle situation properly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 9, 2017
The Islamic State claimed responsibility of the bombing quickly, and investigators are trying to find out if this is true. No doubt this is their doing.
Watch video below of the bombing.
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