11 January 2018
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."
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