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Members of the special police forces stand guard to secure the area around the Coptic Orthodox cathedral complex destroyed in December's bombing (CNS)

At the time of the attack, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called for the accused to be held accountable

Coptic Pope Tawadros II, with Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi (AP)

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Coffins are laid out during a funeral service for victims of the cathedral bombing, at the Virgin Mary Church, in Cairo, Egypt (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Child injured in Egypt church attack dies

A 10-year-old girl has died of her injuries following the suicide bombing earlier this month

Security forces examine the scene inside cathedral in central Cairo (AP)

The attack on Sunday in Egypt’s capital left 24 Coptic Christians dead

Men carry a coffin of a victim of the Sunday cathedral bombing (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt is a dangerous country for Christians, and it is not going to change in the foreseeable future

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

An Egyptian Coptic nun surveys the damage inside St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral (AP)

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi identified the bomber as 22-year-old Mahmoud Shafiq Mohammed

A nun inside St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral on Sunday (CNS photo/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, Reuters)

Francis called Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros to express his condolences after the Cairo cathedral attack

Coffins are laid out during a funeral service for the victims of the bombing (AP)

The bomb went off during Sunday Mass at a chapel adjacent to St Mark’s Cathedral