Lantos Foundation Statement on Cairo Church Attack

The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice is outraged and deeply saddened by the weekend terror attack on Cairo's St. Peter's church adjacent to the Grand Cathedral of St. Mark. This brutal bombing left over two dozen people dead and countless more injured. Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, President of the Lantos Foundation and past Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom called on President al-Sisi to take immediate steps to bring the murderers to justice. " At times in the past, the Egyptian government has fostered a climate of impunity by failing to aggressively prosecute all those involved  in terror attacks on the Coptic community. We welcome the governments expressions of solidarity with the Coptic community and call on President al-Sissi to decisively deal with those responsible for this despicable attack."