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Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church holds mass for victims of plane crash

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 May 2016
A Coptic Christian grieves during prayers for the departed, remembering the victims of Thursday's crash of EgyptAir flight 804, at Al-Boutrossiya Church, the main Coptic Cathedral complex, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Making his first public comments since the crash of the Airbus A320 while en route from Paris to Cairo (Photo: AP)
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Egypt's St Mark Cathedral held a mass for the victims of EgyptAir flight MS804, which crashed over the Mediterranean on Thursday, killing all 66 people on board.

The mass was led by Bishop Daniel, the bishop of Maadi churches and the papal deputy of the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II.

The service was attended by mourners wearing black, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

On Saturday, a vigil for one of the flights attendants, Yara Hany Farag, was held in a Nasr City church, where family members grieved their loss.

Farag was described by a friend to Ahram Online as someone who was "sociable and nice."

Several special prayers were held in mosques all around Egypt on Friday to mourn the death of the Egyptian victims on board.

EgyptAir announced that a memorial service would be held for their crew on Monday at a prominent mosque in New Cairo.

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