The Pope visits Egypt today, three weeks after the Palm Sunday bombings. But disillusionment is growing among Egypt's long-persecuted Coptic community, says Jo Schietti.
Habib Al Adly who ran Egypt's ministry of interior for decades is now being pursued by his former employees.
Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt.
The latest attacks on Egyptian Copts was shocking, but hardly new. Copts face discrimination daily from their fellow countrymen and from the regime that granted them equality in the constitution.
Millions of Christians are celebrating Easter across the Middle East, where many struggle to maintain their ancient communities amid conflict, persecution, and political instability.
Egyptian Copts will celebrate Easter mass on Saturday, marking one of Christianity's most joyous occasions just days after the deadliest attacks in living memory against the country's religious
Through the Old City's narrow alleyways, pilgrims and Palestinian Christians carried wooden crosses, icons and flags of their respective countries in a procession under heavy surveillance from Israeli police.
Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II led Good Friday mass at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo days after twin church bombings that killed 46 worshipers as they celebrated Palm Sunday.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledges to hunt down the perpetrators of last week's twin church bombings during a visit with Coptic Pope Tawadros II on Thursday.
Egypt's Coptic Church announced on Wednesday it would cut back Easter celebrations to a simple mass after twin bombings killed 45 worshippers last weekend.