The Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement last evening, 17 October, regarding the bombing of the Baptist Hospital in Gaza. The statement reads:
“The Coptic Orthodox Church, headed by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, condemns the unjustified Israeli violence against innocent Palestinian civilians, which reached a cruel climax today with the bombing of the Baptist Hospital in Gaza, resulting in the shedding of the blood of hundreds of innocent martyrs and wounded.
“While we condemn this attack, we affirm our firm stance against the shedding of innocent blood everywhere and on every side, and our full support for the rights of the Palestinian people to live in safety within their lands. We pray that God will help them in the horrors they face, and grant tranquillity to the entire world.”
On 18 October, the Coptic Church announced that, in solidarity with our people in Gaza, the Bishopric of Public and Social Services will be sending aid to the Gaza Strip, which includes medicine, medical utilities, food supplies, clothes, and blankets.
The Coptic Orthodox Church called on its congregation to participate and provide humanitarian support in this work, through sending the aid to the Mar-Morqos Centre in Nasr City, Cairo.
“We pray that calm and peace will prevail in Palestine and in the whole world,” the Coptic Church said.
18 October 2023