The attacks in the cities of Alexandria and Tanta were just the latest in a string of terror incidents at Coptic churches in Egypt over the last five years.
Praying that God would protect Egypt from all evil, Pope Francis told the nation's people that a world torn apart by indiscriminate violence needs courageous builders of peace, dialogue and justice.
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.
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.
A group of Christian youth activists is looking to the future and hoping to mobilize young people to better advocate for themselves.