The diocese of Helwan and Maasara issued a statement in which it refuted rumours that had circulated on social media that a primitive hand-made bomb had been planted near the diocesan church of the Holy Virgin last Friday.
In the statement, Helwan Bishopric thanked the police for promptly arriving at the site and combing the area to look for the bomb in question. No bomb was found.
The statement was signed by Fr Mikhail Girgis, deputy to the Bishop of Helwan and Maasara.
23 February 2020