EGYPT – President attends Christmas service and tells Christians “you are our family”

11 January 2018

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended a Christmas service at a new cathedral outside of Cairo and affirmed his support for Christians.

The President told the congregation: “Destruction, ruin and killing will never be able to defeat goodness, construction, love and peace … you are our family. You are part of us. We are one and no one will ever drive a wedge between us."

President al-Sisi, who came to power in 2014, has frequently condemned jihadi attacks on Christians
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Egypt’s president has frequently and publicly condemned attacks on Christians, who make up more than 10% of the country’s population.

On 29 December, nine Christians died in an Islamic State attack on a church in Helwan.

From ABC News here

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