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Egypt’s Christians worried by Islamist surge

CAIRO — Egyptian Copts, the Middle East’s biggest Christian community, headed to mass on Sunday fearful of what an Islamist landslide in the country’s election will mean for their community. In churches across the capital, the community gathered for its first Sunday service since the opening stage of the country’s…

Christian pilgrims mark Easter in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Christian pilgrims have gathered to pray in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre to celebrate Easter Sunday at the traditional site of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial. Worshippers knelt to press their foreheads and kiss the stone on which they believe his body was prepared for the tomb. Others…