After two suicide bombings that killed 45 people at Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria on Palm Sunday, Egyptian Christians are mourning instead of celebrating the coming Easter holiday.
Coptic Orthodox Church
Faith and Justice: Amid security fears, Francis will have the tricky task of acknowledging the increased religious freedom in Egypt while not ignoring horrendous violations of human rights.
Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt's minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.
Pope Francis phoned Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria Dec. 12, expressing condolences for the previous day's terrorist attack at the Cairo cathedral that left 25 dead.