Christmas Mass was held in Alexandria Sunday, marking the Orthodox Christmas, following the Julian calendar, where the holy day falls on January 7.

Despite the threat of terrorist attacks, with religious minorities facing pressure in the Egypt, the festivities continued. As worshipper Beshoy Fawzi explained: "we came today to pray, we aren't afraid of terrorists or their actions, we are praying like usual."

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euronews 18 Jun 2019 10:59 CEST