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Coptic Christians: Pope Expresses Closeness to Attack Victims in Egypt

“May the Lord Receive the Souls of the Deceased”

Pope Francis expressed his closeness to victims of the December 29, 2019, attacks in Egypt in his remarks following the praying the Angelus at noon on December 31, 2017, with the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

“I express my closeness to the Coptic Orthodox brothers of Egypt, affected two days ago by two attacks on a church and a shop on the outskirts of Cairo. May the Lord receive the souls of the deceased; sustain the wounded, the families and the whole community, and convert the hearts of the violent.”

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[Original text: Italian]  [ZENIT’s translation by Virginia M. Forrester]

 

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