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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

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

Iraqi Christians attend Mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad on the 
first Christmas after the massacre of worshippers  (AP)

The war that no one wants to talk about

Unless we act quickly, Islamism will ensure that the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia are Christian-free within a generation

An anti-Morsi protester holds up a copy of the Quran and a cross at a rally in Cairo last month (CNS)

Coptic Catholic Bishop Youhannes Zakaria claims food supplies are running low

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood protest in  Giza Square, south of Cairo (CNS)

Christians come under attack in Egypt

Reports suggest up to 58 Christian churches have been targeted by Islamists since military crackdown

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi carry a protester injured during clashes with riot police and the army in Cairo (PA)

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Egypt

Pontiff prays for victims after violent crackdown in Cairo

Anti-Morsi protesters celebrate in Cairo today
(Khalil Hamra/AP/Press Association Images)

Persecution of Christians has risen ‘exponentially’, says bishop

A man weeps over the coffin of a Copt killed in clashes in Cairo last year (AP)
Fr Roy Bourgeois at a demonstration in Washington in 2007 (CNS)

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