Egyptair has changed its Twitter icon into black, in mourning for the victims of the Paris Cairo EgyptAir MS804 flight which crashed yesterday over the Mediterranean. All 66 passengers and crew members on the A320 aircraft lost their lives.
Cairo is closely coordinating with Paris on investigations into the crash, but no results have yet been announced. The Egyptian military has found debris from the plane in the Mediterranean some 290km off the Egyptian shore, but the search is still ongoing for more. Greece and France are actively working with Egypt in the search.
All facilities have been provided so that the families of the victims
Egypt’s presidency and all the State, civic, and religious institutions in Egypt; as well as many countries from all over the world; have issued statements mourning the victims and offering condolence to their families.
In its statement, the Coptic Orthodox Church said that Pope Tawadros II and the entire Church mourn the victims of the Egyptair flight and dearly holds their families in her heart and prayers. The .
Church, the statement said, asked the Lord that the Egyptian and French investigations into the crash should reveal the cause behind the painful incident.
The Church announced that a memorial Mass will held for the souls of the victims at 8:30am Sunday 22 May at the church of St Peter and St Paul in Abassiya, Cairo. Pope Tawadros being currently in Vienna on a pastoral and medical visit. Anba Danial, Bishop of Maadi and Papal Secretary, will preside over Mass together with Anba Yulius, Bishop of Old Cairo, who was delegated by the Pope
Tawadros to offer spiritual and material support to the families of the victims.
20 May 2016
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