Support the Café
Search our site

Two Christian communities struck by tragedy in last 24 hours

Two Christian communities struck by tragedy in last 24 hours

In Cairo, Egypt, dozens of others were injured and at least 25 killed in an explosion at St Peter’s church during a Sunday morning worship.  St Peter’s church is adjacent to St Mark’s Coptic cathedral, within the same complex.

A recently formed militant group called Hasm said it carried out the attack.

You can check out the coverage on the BBC here

 

In Uyo, Nigeria the roof collapsed of a newly completed church building during the ordination service of a new bishop killing as many as sixty.  Those inside the Reigners Bible Church included Akwa Ibom state governor Udom Emmanuel, who survived the disaster.

The church was still under construction and workers had rushed to complete it for the ordination.  Officials have promised an investigation determine if shoddy construction practices contributed to the collapse.

The BBC has coverage here

 

 

images: from Nairaland Forum and BBC

Dislike (0)
Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

Facebooktwitterrss
Support the Café
Past Posts
2020_001

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café