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Special police officers stand guard to secure the area around the Coptic Orthodox cathedral complex (CNS photo/Mohamed Abd El Ghany, Reuters)

The suspect apparently belonged to a terrorist cell funded by exiled Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Security forces examine the aftermath of the bombing (AP)

The attack is one of the deadliest against Egypt’s Christians in recent memory

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Buildings across the country were lit up to mark ‘Red Wednesday’

Jesuit delegates attend the opening Mass of their general congregation on October 2 (CNS)

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Opposition supporters protest against a possible third term for President Kabila (AP)

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An icon of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya by artist Tony Rezk

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Pope Francis presides at Benediction of the blessed Sacrament yesterday  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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An icon of the 21 Coptic martyrs of Libya by artist Tony Rezk

The 21 Coptic Martyrs are role models for all Christians and a Catholic heart wants to honour them as such

A Coptic Orthodox bishop surveys a damaged church in Minya, Egypt last year (CNS)

According to reports, seven Christians shot by ‘armed Libyan militia’

Christian activist Mona Makram Obeid speaks at a session in parliament after the approval of the new constitution (PA photo)

Three Coptic bishops strongly criticise document, saying it is shaped by Sharia law