From the beginning, America has been a place that has cherished the freedom of worship.
That is the promise the first settlers saw in our vast continent
and it is the promise that our bravest warriors have protected for all of our citizens in centuries since, a long time ago.
Sadly, many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom
and one of the gravest threats to religious freedom remains the threat of terror.
On Palm Sunday, as Christians around the world celebrate the beginning of Holy Week,
ISIS murdered at least 45 people and injured over 100 others at two Christian churches in Egypt.
We condemn this barbaric attack.
We mourn for those who lost loved ones.
And we pray for the strength and wisdom to achieve a better tomorrow
one where good people of all faiths, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Hindu, can follow their hearts and worship according to their conscience.