Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria commemorated the 40th day that passed since 28 people were killed in an attack that targeted the St. Peter and St. Paul Church in December 2016.
On the memorial day, Pope Tawadros II delivered a speech at the place of the attack during a sermon held on Monday morning, according to state-run newspaper Akhbar Al-Youm.
“We deeply thank all Egyptians who expressed condolences and also officials, on top which comes President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and all ministries. Moreover, we thank all foreign officials and ambassadors who also came to mourn the victims of the attack that targeted all Egyptians,” said Pope Tawadros II.
Recently, the number of people killed by the attack on the St. Peter and St. Paul Church reached 28 after a 60-year-old woman died due to her injuries, according to a statement published by the spokesperson of the Coptic Orthodox Church.