Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Alexandria

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Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral is a Coptic church in Alexandria, Egypt. It is the historical seat of the Pope of Alexandria, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

On Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017, an Islamic State operative detonated his suicide belt in the cathedral, killing 17 people and wounding 48.
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  • Due to the suicide bombing of 2017, security around the Christian neighborhood of St. Mark’s is tight. To enter the area, the police held our passports, which were returned to us when we left. The...  more »
  • St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral is named after St Mark the evangelist, founder of the Coptic Church. It is the seat of the Coptic Pope. The catdhedral is of relatrively recent construction, even.....  more »
  • Cathedral of Coptic orthodox church in Alexandria .. Huge beautiful place containing the shrine of Saint Mark where his skull was buried. It is one of the oldest churches in the world.
  • An adorable old classic cathedral A very warm Coptic church
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