On the morning of Sunday December 11, 2016, St. Peter’s church of Al Abbaseya in Cairo, which is attached to St. Mark’s Cathedral, suffered a terrorist attack that left 25 martyred and over 50 more injured. The attack took place when the church was full of families worshiping, which resulted in the injury and death of predominantly women, children and young adults. The blast also caused extensive damaged to this ancient church.

Given the current grievous situation, an emergency relief fund under the name “St. Peter’s Church martyrs” has been created. All funds raised will go directly to those afflicted and their families.

Many Copts are now in need in Cairo having lost mothers, fathers, and siblings. To receive the blessing of helping to relieve the pain of this trauma:

  1. You may donate via our website: and be sure to type “St. Peter’s martyrs”.
  2. You can also call the office of Santa Verena at 949-471-0310 to make your donation.
  3. Or you may write a check to Santa Verena Charity-  write “St. Peter’s martyrs” in the memo line, and mail it to P.O. Box 51206, Irvine, CA 92619.

If you would like to make a monthly recurring donation to these victims either via credit card or automatic withdrawal from you bank account, please call our office at 949-741-0310 and request your donation to be monthly. You can call us anytime to cancel.