At least 25 people were killed and 35 others were wounded Sunday in a bombing at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, Al Arabiya reported.
The church is Egypt’s main Coptic Christian house of worship. St. Mark’s is home to the spiritual leader of the Egyptian Orthodox Christian church, Pope Tawadros II, and has been likened to the Vatican for the faithful of that sect.
According to the Egyptian Middle East News Agency (MENA), a terrorist threw a bomb into the chapel close to the cathedral’s outer wall.
This is the second deadly attack to strike the Egyptian capital in as many days. On Friday, six police officers were killed in a bombing terror attack claimed by a group with suspected ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
It was the Muslim Brotherhood that founded the Hamas terrorist organization which today rules Gaza with an iron fist, and which has dedicated itself to the annihilation of Israel.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday morning’s attack.