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Archbishop condemns church bombing in Alexandria

Saturday 1st January 2011

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has today made the following statement on the bomb attack at a Coptic church in Alexandria.

"The new year's eve attack on Christians in Alexandria is yet another dreadful reminder of the pressure of Christian minorities are under in the Middle East, echoing the atrocities we have seen in recent weeks. The Coptic community and other Christian groups in Egypt can be sure of our deep sorrow at this terrible event and our continuing prayers and support for them. We know the long and honourable history of co-existence of Christians and Muslims in Egypt and are confident that the overwhelming majority of Egyptian people will join in condemning this and similar acts."

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