Coptic Church statement on bodies of Copts martyred in Libya

09-10-2017 06:07 PM

Mariam Farouq


The Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement Sunday 8 October, in the wake of the announcement by the Libya’s Interior Ministry, that the bodies of the 20 Copts beheaded by Daesh in Libya in January 2015 have been found and taken out of their burial site.
The statement said that Pope Tawadros II is closely following the details regarding the Coptic martyrs’ bodies and efforts to bring them home. It said the Church is in contact with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Egypt’s Ambassador to Libya, as well as all officials involved. The Church, the statement said, is keen to have the bodies returned home in dignity, in order to lay them to rest in the church consecrated to their names in the village of al-Our in Samalout, Minya.

BODIES OF COPTS BEHEADED BY DAESH TO BE BROUGHT HOME FROM LIBYA

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