Date: January 8, 2018
On 29th December, two gunman randomly shot at parishioners leaving a worship service at the St. Menas “Mar Mina” Coptic Orthodox church in Helwan.
According to reports, one of the assailants possessed an Improvised Explosive Device, but was shot down and arrested before he detonated the explosives. The gunmen killed six parishioners, a police officer and two bystanders.
Later it was reported by the The Islamic State’s Aamaq news agency that full responsibility for the attack was claimed by the local affiliate of the terrorist group.
- Pray for God's comforting presence upon the families of the victims in the incident
- Pray that Coptic Christians would overcome their fear and continue to attend church
- Pray for God’s protection over all Christians in Egypt