Egypt's Mursi denounces cathedral violence, orders probe

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Mursi condemned deadly clashes on Sunday at the Cairo headquarters of the Coptic Christian pope as "an attack against myself", ordering a quick probe into the violence, a statement said.

"I consider any attack on the cathedral an attack againt myself," he said in a statement published by the official MENA news agency. Mr Mursi ordered "an immediate investigation" into the clashes after a funeral for Copts slain in sectarian violence.