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Egyptian policemen guard the church that was bombed on New Year’s as Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on Thursday in Alexandria, Egypt.

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Christians mark mournful Christmas Eve Mass

Egypt’s Christians packed churches Thursday for mournful Christmas Eve Masses, weeping and donning black in place of colorful holiday clothes, under a heavy security cordon by police out of fear of another attack like the New Year’s suicide bombing of a church that killed 21 people.

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