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This frame grab from video shows an ambulance outside Saint Mark's Cathedral following a suicide bombing that killed several people, just after Coptic Pope Tawadros II finished services, in the coastal city of Alexandria, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bombs tore through two Egyptian churches in different cities as worshippers were marking Palm Sunday, both claimed by the Islamic State group. (AL-MASRY AL-YOUM, via AP)
April 09, 2017 - 1:38 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sunday's bombings of two Coptic churches in separate cities claimed by the Islamic State group are the latest attacks on Egypt's embattled Christian minority, increasingly targeted by IS and affiliated militants. The Copts have long been a favored target of extremists — they were...
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A man sits on a bench outside a church after a bomb attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. The attack took place on Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week leading up to Easter, when the church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was packed with worshippers. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
April 09, 2017 - 9:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the bombing of two churches in Egypt (all times local): 3 p.m. The Islamic State group has claimed the bombing of two Egyptian churches in separate cities, which killed at least 37 people and wounded around 100. The claim was published by the militant group's Aamaq news...
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A man sits on a bench outside a church after a bomb attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, Egypt, Sunday, April 9, 2017. The attack took place on Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week leading up to Easter, when the church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was packed with worshippers. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
April 09, 2017 - 8:38 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the bombing of two churches in Egypt (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Germany has condemned the bombing of a Coptic church in Egypt and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a statement Sunday that "the aim of the...
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Pope Francis waves to the crowd after celebrating a Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, April 9, 2017. Pope Francis has blessed palm fronds and olive branches in St. Peter's Square at the start of Holy Week celebrations. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 09, 2017 - 7:35 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried a deadly attack on a Coptic church in Egypt during Palm Sunday celebrations, just weeks before his planned visit to Cairo. The pontiff expressed his "deep condolences" to the Coptic patriarch, Tawadros II, calling him "my brother," to the Coptic...
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April 09, 2017 - 5:09 am
CAIRO (AP) — A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 21 people and wounding 38 others, officials said. The attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was the latest in a series of assaults on Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up...
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April 09, 2017 - 5:04 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on a church bombing north of the Egyptian capital (all times local): 11 a.m. An Egyptian official says a church bombing north of Cairo has killed 21 people and wounded another 38. Magdi Awad, the head of the provincial ambulance service, confirmed the toll from the bombing...
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April 09, 2017 - 4:56 am
CAIRO (AP) — A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 13 people and wounding 25 others, officials said. The attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was the latest in a series of assaults on Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up...
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April 09, 2017 - 4:54 am
CAIRO (AP) — A bomb exploded in a church north of Cairo that was packed with Palm Sunday worshippers, killing at least 13 people and wounding 25 others, officials said. The attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta was the latest in a series of assaults on Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up...
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Pope Francis gestures in at St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome as he presides over a vigil prayer, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 08, 2017 - 2:33 pm
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is urging young people to lead the church's future even as he voices doubts about whether he'll be around much longer to see it. The 80-year-old pope referred to his own mortality twice in the span of a few minutes Saturday during a service to rally young people to attend...
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April 07, 2017 - 3:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A homeless ex-convict was sentenced Friday to life in prison for fatally shooting a Catholic priest nearly three years ago at a Phoenix church and beating another clergyman with a metal rod. Gary Michael Moran, 57, received the sentence that was called for in a plea agreement in the...
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