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Egypt: Catholic fast in solidarity with persecuted Coptic Christians - Ecumenical
Energy publisher ^ | 13 October 2011 | Martin Barillas

Posted on 10/13/2011 10:01:24 PM PDT by Cronos

"The last words spoken by the Holy Father yesterday, encourage us and we will reread them during World Mission Day" said Fr. Nabil Fayez Antoun of Egypt, referring to Pope Benedict's expression of concern over the deaths of Coptic Christians that occured on October 9 when the Egyptian military fired on Coptic protesters. Dozens died as a result of gunfire and after being crushed by armoured vehicles. "I am deeply saddened by the episodes of violence that were committed in Cairo on Sunday. I join in the sorrow of the victims' families and the entire Egyptian people, torn by the attempts to undermine the peaceful coexistence between its communities, which is important to preserve, especially in this time of transition", said Benedict XVI. Fr Antoun is the direct of the Pontifical Mission Society in Egypt.

"Unfortunately, the Holy Father's words were reported by the Egyptian media without comment and without in-depth examination", said Fr Antoun. "However, in newspapers and Egyptian television stations, criticism and controversy for the massacre of the Copts is very high, and requests are made to clarify the role played by the military. As Catholics we participated in the 3 days of fasting and prayer promoted by the Coptic Orthodox Church to honor the victims. Tomorrow night we will have a prayer vigil to express our union with the Coptic Church in this time of sorrow", concluded the priest.


TOPICS: Catholic; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: egypt; islam; orthodox; wot
Pray for our Christian brethren in Egypt facing massacre at the hands of Moslems.
1 posted on 10/13/2011 10:01:27 PM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Yes.

thanks for the post..


2 posted on 10/14/2011 12:28:18 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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