The Egypt Council of Churches issued a statement in which it “severely condemned the brutal attacks against police stations, public facilities and honourable civilians”
The Egypt Council of Churches issued a statement in which it “severely condemned the brutal attacks against police stations, public facilities and honourable civilians”.
The statement declared that the Council condemned in the toughest terms the successive attacks on Egyptian churches, and on Christians and their property across the country.
It appealed to the armed forces to firmly support the police to restore security and stability to the country.
The Council declared that it “fully rejects the deliberate, intransigent misinformation propagated by the western media against the free Egyptian people. It also rejects the West’s denial of the right of Egypt’s people to defend themselves against terrorism, and denounces all forms of foreign intervention in the affairs of our country.”
The statement concluded by praying to God Almighty for peace, security, and stability to reign in Egypt.
The Secretary-General of the Council, Fr Dr Bishouy Hilmy, issued a circular in which he informed that the Egyptian people—Muslim and Christian alike—were victims to terrorist attacks against churches, monasteries and public buildings—including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina—that targeted the entire country. Fr Bishouy said that the people of Egypt were confronting that vicious war of terror hand in hand with the Egyptian army and police. He asked the recipients of his letter to pray for “our beloved Egypt”.
18 August 2013