Bishop of Tanta inaugurates Martyrs Museum at Gharbia

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 - 08:58 GMT

Inauguration of museum and shrine of martyrs at Saint George Church in Tanta - Photo by Mostafa Adel/Egypt Today

Inauguration of museum and shrine of martyrs at Saint George Church in Tanta - Photo by Mostafa Adel/Egypt Today

CAIRO - 10 January 2018: The bishop of Tanta inaugurated a museum and a shrine for martyrs on Tuesday in Gharbia governorate. The museum contains the bodies of the 30 Copts who died on November 9, 2017, when the heinous attack hit the Tanta church.

The shrine has been opened to explain the details of this event. It includes the most important international and Egyptian newspaper statements which covered this attack as part of monitoring regional and international reactions.

During the inauguration, a film was screened about the incident and it included the personal biographies of the martyrs.
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Inauguration of museum and shrine of martyrs at Saint George Church in Tanta - Photo by Mostafa Adel/Egypt Today

On November 9, 2017, Egypt witnessed two suicide bombings at two Egyptian Coptic churches. The first bombing took place in Tanta, in front of the Saint George Church during its Palm Sunday services, killing at least 27 people and injuring 78, according to the Ministry of Health.

Few hours later, the second bombing occurred in Alexandria; the attack hit Saint Mark’s Cathedral, killing 17 people including three police officers and injuring 48, the Ministry of Health stated.

The extremist group, the Islamic State (IS), declared its responsibility for these attacks.
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Inauguration of museum and shrine of martyrs at Saint George Church in Tanta - Photo by Mostafa Adel/Egypt Today

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