APPG deplores attack on Coptic Church in Egypt

The APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has issued a statement expressing great sadness and offering its deepest condolences to the Coptic Christian community following the bombing at St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo. The explosion, on 11 December 2016, which occurred at the chapel adjacent to Egypt’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded another 49.

The APPG said that it deplores this reprehensible and unjustifiable attack which has left dozens dead and many others wounded, with woman and children thought to be among the victims.

The statement continues “Our hearts are with all those affected by this bombing especially the Coptic Orthodox Community in the UK led by HG Bishop Angaelos. During this difficult time we offer our support to the families and communities whose loved ones may have fallen victim to this senseless attack.”

Bishop Angaelos interviewed on BBC TV News

Read more on the attack from World Watch Monitor

 





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