Dating coptic orthodox church
This is the moment an ISIS suicide bomber detonated outside an Egyptian church after being turned away by three hero policemen in the second of two attacks that killed more than 45 Christians and wounded 100.CCTV shows the fanatic, dressed in a blue pullover, approaching the gate at St Mark's in Alexandria but being told to go through the metal detector first by officers.The Copts were largely supportive of the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, and incurred the wrath of many of his followers, who attacked churches and other Christian institutions. Peter's Square, decried the bombings, expressing 'deep condolences to my brother, Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic church and all of the dear Egyptian nation.'He is due to visit Egypt April 28 to 29.
Copts, represented in all social classes, are present across the whole country, with the strongest concentration in central and southern Egypt.CBC TV showed footage from inside the church in Tanta, where people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers.'After the explosion, everything became dark from the smoke,' said Edmond Edward, attending services with his brother, Emil, who was wounded and leaned on him for support at a nearby hospital.'There was a clear lapse in security, which must be tightened from now on to save lives,' he said.The militants recently released a video vowing to step up attacks against Christians, whom they regard as 'infidels' empowering the West against Muslims.Egypt has struggled to combat a wave of Islamic militancy since the 2013 military overthrow of an elected Islamist president.