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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

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

Security forces examine the aftermath of the bombing (AP)

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

An Assyrian church in Irbil, where many Christian refugees from the Mosul area now live (AP)

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

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

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Pope Tawadros II has suspended his weekly public catechesis in Cairo (AP)

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Pope Tawadros II (AP)

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

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria with Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2013 (CNS)

Pope Francis sends message to Coptic Pope Tawadros II to mark ‘day of friendship’