A memorial service held on 40 days anniversary of Tanta Church attack
CAIRO – 20 May 2017: A 40-day memorial service started Saturday morning, commemorating the victims of a bomb explosion at Mar Girgis Coptic Church in Tanta, which left at least 29 worshippers dead.
The memorial service is held at Saint Abanoub Coptic Church, attached to Mar Girgis Church, under heavy security.
A memorial service for Tanta Church victims held at Saint Abanob Church
Mar Girgis’ Church in Tanta and St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria were attacked during Palm Sunday services on April 9, leaving at least 45 dead and around 125 injured.
Families of the martyrs of the Alexandria Cathedral have also headed to the monastery of Saint Mina to place flowers around a mass grave that received seven of the victims, on the 40 day anniversary of the tragic Palm Sunday attacks.
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