April 09th, 2017
Today is Palm Sunday...
"Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent." - Wikipedia
“An explosion at St George's Coptic church in Tanta,” Egypt, “killed 29 people. Hours later, a blast outside St Mark's Coptic Church in Alexandria left 16 dead.”
The “Islamic State (IS) said it was behind the explosions, the latest in a series of attacks targeting the Christian minority in the country.
“President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi ordered military deployments across Egypt." "The government announced three days of mourning.
“In Alexandria, Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Church, had been attending Mass inside” St. Mark’s “but was not hurt, state media reported.
“Four police officers, including one policewoman, were among those killed, the interior ministry said. The suicide bomber blew himself up after they stopped him from entering the church.” - BBC
The murder of innocents in a Church, Mosque, Synagogue, Temple... To the Coptic community, to the Egyptian people: I'm sorry for your loss, the suffering...
Please give to the Egyptian Red Crescent Society: Abd El Razak El Sanhouri Street/ Nasr City- Cairo- Egypt/ +20 2 23492133 - 23492124 - 23492106/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ P.O.B: 7516
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