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Coptic Christians in Egypt mourn after bombing

EGYPT (BP) -- As government investigators sifted through the scene of what has been called Egypt's worst bombing attack against Christians in the nation's history, Monday (Dec. 12) the families of those who were slain mourned and buried their dead. On Dec. 11, at least 24 worshippers were killed and 49 wounded when an explosion ripped through the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, also known as Al Boutrosya Chapel, during Mass in a suburb of Cairo. The chapel is next to the St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, which is held by many as the spiritual center of the ...

Naghmeh Abedini says faith ‘more real’ than before

ISTANBUL, Turkey, (BP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Monday (Sept. 30) declined to meet with the wife of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini during his trip to the United Nations, days after the Christian's wife learned her husband had recently been tortured. Rouhani instead said in a television interview that releasing Iranian criminals held in U.S. prisons would change the ...