Egypt - Bombing (October 21, 2013)
France condemns yesterday’s attack which killed four people in front of a Cairo church. It presents its sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this heinous crime.
We are deeply concerned by the many acts of violence that, since August, have targeted Copts and led to the destruction of dozens of churches and Christian institutions.
Freedom of religion and belief is a fundamental right guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. As the entire region goes through this delicate historical phase, France is closely monitoring the situation of Eastern Christians.