In letters to church leaders of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt and Canada, The United Church of Canada extended its deepest condolences to the Coptic community and to the families of all the people killed and injured in the attacks on innocent worshippers in St. George Church in Tanta and in front of Saint Mark´s Cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt, on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.

We are aware that these attacks occurred in a most holy time of the Christian year.  As we remember Jesus' ministry of justice and compassion this Holy Week, we commit ourselves again to resist violence and injustice, and to work with you and all people of faith toward a world where all people live together in peace.