Description: Two Coptic churches were rocked by explosions yesterday during Palm Sunday services, leaving at least 44 dead and scores injured. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks; targeting Christians in Egypt has been a longstanding strategy for the group, which hopes that such divisions will cause the country to unravel. We’ll look at the attacks and the international response with Lindsay Vessey of Coptic Solidarity.
Lindsay Vessey is the Director of Coptic Solidarity. She previously founded and served as the Advocacy Director for Open Doors USA from 2004 to 2012. Visit copticsolidarity.org.
Description: NASA recently discovered a large batch of Earth-sized planets around a star called TRAPPIST-1.The planets are about 235 trillion miles away, so we aren't visiting any time soon. But it does renew the debate over the idea of extraterrestrial life. We'll approach the story from a Catholic angle with Brother Guy Consolmagno.