Coptic Christmas is saved: Attacked cathedral to be repaired in time for holiday

Published December 19th, 2016 - 08:54 GMT
Egyptians attend a candle vigil on December 17, 2016 outside the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo in memory of the people killed in a bomb attack on a Cairo church. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
Egyptians attend a candle vigil on December 17, 2016 outside the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo in memory of the people killed in a bomb attack on a Cairo church. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)

The horrifying attack on the church that left dozens dead and injured 49 others did not manage to completely ruin Coptic Christmas. According to Kamel Al-Wazeery, head of the Egyptian Armed Forces Engineering Authority, the St. Paul and St. Peter Church will be renovated before 7 January.

The devastating blast took place on Sunday in St. Mark’s Cathedral, which is Egypt’s main Orthodox Church in Cairo’s Abbasiya.

 

State officials announced that a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the church, killing at least 25 people. Media reported news on several injured victims who have left hospitals in good condition.


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