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Wise decision, seeing that they’re carrying out their threats throughout the globe.

Christians in Egypt on high alert following threats from jihadists

Hundreds of Coptic Christians attend midnight mass in Cairo, January 6, 2013. (AFP/File)

Catholic Copts in Egypt are marking Christmas amid tight security after threats from Islamist extremist groups.

The Christmas Eve Mass at the Coptic Catholic Church in Cairo was packed despite the alert level being raised.

Churches and Christian neighbourhoods have been the targets of several attacks over the past three years that has seen dozens killed.

One man told euronwews: “We ask God to keep the wars which we witnessed recently away from us, while keeping the whole Arab world safe. We are all united, we need to stand together. The last few years have been very hard for all Arab countries”

Another church-goer said: “ I hope we all remember the suffering of other countries like Syria and Iraq. We pray for them today, and I wish for peace in our country and for all the world”.

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