The Funeral

Pope Tawadros II leading the funeral service for martyrs of a Sunday cathedral bombing, at the Virgin Mary Church, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.

Egyptians held prayers for 25 Christians killed the day before at St Peter and St Paul’s church (Al-botroseya) next to Egypt’s main Coptic cathedral . The bomb went off while worshippers were attending Sunday Mass. The coffins of the 25 martyrs have been laid in front of the altar.

The cameras were banned and all the photos were taken by a mobile phone.