At least 15 dead after blast near church in Egyptian city 90km from Cairo – report

RT.com – 9/4/17 - Updated – 41 people killed and more than 21 injured!

At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured in an explosion inside a church in Egypt’s Tanta, north of Cairo, AP reports, citing ministry of interior officials. Reuters says that 42 people were wounded in the incident, which Al-Arabiya called a “bombing.” However, there is no official information on what exactly caused the explosion. A second blast occurred near a police training area in the same town, according to local Daily News Egypt.

Second Explosion in Alexandria: Three killed & Thirty One Injured

John Anton (Special Correspondent in Egypt) – OCP News Service – 9/4/17

Alexandria: Apart from the deadly bombing (today morning hours) at Mar Girgis Coptic Orthodox Church in Tanta that claimed the life of 28 people, another bomb exploded outside the St. Marks Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, where Pope Tawadros II was celebrating Palm Sunday Liturgy. Two people were killed and more than twenty one were injured. Pope Twadros II is safe.

Source: OCP News Service

Statement by Bishop Angaelos following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta & Alexandria

Today, Egypt’s Christians experienced yet another targeted attack, with a bombing of the Church of Saint George in Tanta during what was meant to be a joyous day of families celebrating Palm Sunday. A few hours later there was a second bombing in Alexandria, killing innocent men, women and children as they left a Palm Sunday Liturgy that was officiated by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark.

While it is still too early to determine responsibility, what is undeniable is the senseless and heartless brutality that can lead a person or people to indiscriminately take innocent lives, especially at the most vulnerable hour of prayer.

OCP Secretariat Condemns Terrorist Attack in St.Petersburg

The Secretariat of the Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE (Pan-Orthodox Christian Movement) issued the below statement in solidarity with the victims of the recent terrorist at the Saint Petersburg subway, Russia: -The Secretariat members of Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack in Saint Petersburg, that claimed the lives of many innocent civilians. May the souls of departed civilians rest in eternal peace. May God give lasting peace to the nation of Russia. We stand in complete solidarity with Russian people.

The crew of frigate Limonos, rocket launcher Krystallidis & submarine Pontos visit The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

The crew of frigate Limonos, rocket launcher Krystallidis & submarine Pontos visit The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The crew of frigate Limonos, rocket launcher Krystallidis & submarine Pontos visit The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The crew of frigate Limonos, rocket launcher Krystallidis & submarine Pontos visit The Patriarchate of Jerusalem
The crew of frigate Limonos, rocket launcher Krystallidis & submarine Pontos visit The Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Saturday noon, 18th March/1st April 2017, the Captain and the Crew of the Frigate “Limnos”, the Captain and the Crew of the Rocket Launcher “Krystallidis” and the Captain and the Crew of the Submarine “Pontos”, altogether a team of 200 members, under the Defense Attache of Greece in Tel Aviv Colonel Mr. Vassilios Brouman, visited His Beatitude the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos.