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Stones, bombs thrown at Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo

Catholic World News - April 08, 2013

Stones and gasoline bombs were thrown at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo as Christians and Muslims clashed following a funeral. One person was killed and over 80 were injured in the violence.

“The minute the Christians loaded the coffins into cars after the service, a group of bearded radicals threw rocks at us,” said a church worker.

“The police just stood by watching, doing nothing,” he added. “They protected the radicals who were hiding behind a line of officers in the street outside the cathedral.”

Pope Tawadros (Theodoros) II, the church’s leader since November, condemned the violence, and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said that an attack on the cathedral “is like an attack on me personally.”

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