The Coptic Orthodox Bishop-General of Minya, Anba Macarius, organised a candlelight vigil for the injured and the souls of the seven Copts recently martyred in a terror shooting. The incident took place on 2 November when terrorists shot at a bus carrying pilgrims back home from the monastery of St Samuel the Confessor in the Western Desert, some 220km southeast Cairo, in Minya governorate.
The vigil was held at the Church of the Holy Virgin in Abu-Qurqas, Minya, and witnessed the participation of dozens of priests and hundreds of the Coptic congregation. Holding candles, the clergy and congregation joined Anba Macarius in hymns and prayer. They prayed for the souls of the deceased, and asked the Lord to comfort the pained hearts of those who lost loved ones; and to heal the injured.
6 November 2018