Virgin Mary Church
He also inaugurated the altar of the church under the name of Virgin Mary and another altar under the name of Anba Michael.
A security source said that the arrested suspect provided the bomber with explosives, according to media reports.
Abdel Maseeh Basset, pastor of the Virgin Mary Church Shubra al-Khaima north of Cairo, said that the church witnessed a heavy security existence since January.
The attempted suicide attack was foiled due to the intensified security measures outside the target church, security sources announced.
The event was attended by the ministers of antiquities, tourism, and culture and a raft of officials, statesmen as well as ambassadors.