In the wake of deadly bombings at two churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday, April 9; Pakistani Christians offered prayers for their fellow believers in Egypt. In this connection, special prayers were offered in the churches of Lahore. On April 9, two blasts rocked two different churches in two different cities of Egypt. At least, 45 people were killed and dozens wounded as a result.
Special prayers were offered for the victims of terrorist strikes in Egypt. Congregants at Saint Mary’s Church in Gulberg offered prayers for the bereaved families and speedy recovery of the injured. At the same time they offered prayers for the peace in Pakistan, remembering the victims of the Bedian Road blast in Lahore.
At Saint Joseph Church in Shadman Town area, congregants beseeched God for peace and comfort for the bereaved families of the bombings at two churches in Egypt. They expressed solidarity with Christians in Egypt. Christians also prayed for the souls of the departed ones who had lost their lives in the incidents.
On April 9, dozens were killed as a result of explosions at two Coptic churches in different cities in northern Egypt. Terrorists struck both churches when the worshipers were celebrating Palm Sunday. In the first attack, a bomb went off inside St. George’s Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, killing at least 27 people and wounding 78, officials said. ISIS’s news agency Amaq stated: “A group that belongs to Islamic State carried out the two attacks on the churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.”
Just a few hours later, another explosion unfolded in Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria. Details emerged that a suicide bomber blew himself up killing at least 16 people and left 41 wounded.