Attack in Egypt: “May the Lord Convert Hearts”

Pope Francis’ Closeness to the Whole Nation

Palm Sunday 2017, CTV

Palm Sunday 2017, CTV

“We pray for the victims of the attack carried out unfortunately today, this morning, in Cairo, in a Coptic church”, says Pope Francis.

At the end of the solemn liturgical celebration of Palm Sunday and of the Lord’s Passion, on April 9th, 2017, Pope Francis recited the Angelus with the faithful and pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square (about 50 000 people). The Pope will visit Egypt at the end of April (28-29).

Here is a ZENIT translation of the Pope’s words before the Marian prayer about the terrorist attack in a Coptic Orthodox Church.

“We pray for the victims of the attack carried out unfortunately today, this morning, in Cairo, in a Coptic church. I am close to my dear Brother, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, and to the Coptic Church and to all the dear Egyptian nation I express my profound condolence; I pray for the deceased and the wounded, I am close to the families and to the whole community. May the Lord convert the heart of all those persons that sow terror, violence and death, and also the heart of those that produce and traffic arms.”

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