The Most Revd Mouneer Anis, the Anglican Bishop in Egypt, has published the following statement in the aftermath of Palm Sunday’s deadly attack on Coptic churches in that country. Via the Anglican Communion News Service:
Thank you for all your messages of condolences and your prayers.
Palm Sunday this year was a sad one. As I was going to celebrate Palm Sunday at All Saints Cathedral, Cairo, I heard the news of the explosions at Mar Girgis [St George’s] Coptic Orthodox […]
Yesterday, two Coptic churches in Egypt where hit by suicide bombers.
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