The Coptic Church of France strongly reacted to the attack in Cairo

The Coptic Church of France strongly reacted to the attack in Cairo

At least 25 people were killed on Sunday (11th December) in a bomb attack inside a Coptic-Orthodox church adjacent to St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo.

The Metropolitan of the Coptic Orthodox Church in France strongly reacted to the attack in Cairo.

The Metropolitan of the Coptic Orthodox Church of France spoke in very strong terms to “Sputnik” about the recent attack in St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo as a revolting, distressing and appalling one.

An explosion took place in full celebration on Sunday, December 11, in St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Church, adjacent to the Coptic St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo. The balance sheet has gradually increased from five to 20, then a minimum of 25 deaths, as the rescue operations on the site progress.

The last bomb attack against a Coptic church dates back to 1 January 2011. Twenty-one people had died in an attack in Alexandria.

The Orthodox Copts constitute the majority of the Christian community in Egypt, the largest in the Middle East and one of the oldest. Weakly represented in the government, they consider themselves isolated from many positions in the judiciary, universities or the police.