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Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II

Pope Francis said the country has a special role to play in ‘vanquishing all violence and terrorism’

In an interview on Egyptian television, she said: ‘I’m not angry at the one who did this, I am telling him, may God forgive you’

Britain’s Coptic Orthodox bishop said the bombings were a reminder ‘that our life here on earth is a journey often filled with pain’

ISIS claims responsibility for the latest attacks on the country’s Christian minority

Certainly something very striking is going on: are there here, really, reasons for hope?