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(Worthy News) - It was a year ago this week that twin suicide bombings struck two churches in Egypt killing 45 people.
On April 9, 2017, ISIS militants detonated the first bomb inside St. George's Church in the northern city of Tanta while worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday. A few hours later, a second bomb hit Saint Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria. More than 125 people were injured in both attacks.
A year on, Egypt's Coptic Christians know the threats against them are still very real.
The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for both attacks. Despite the risks, Stephanous says the church in Egypt continues to grow. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]
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