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Archbishop responds to murders in Denmark, Libya and Nigeria

Monday 16th February 2015

Responding to events in Denmark, Libya and Nigeria over recent days, the Archbishop of Canterbury issued the following statement this morning.

"The terrible cruelty of the murders in Denmark, Libya and Nigeria call for deep compassion for the bereaved and killed. The killers seem to rejoice in ever more extreme acts carried out to inflict ever greater terror. We must all weep with those affected, and know that in the love of Christ all evil will be overcome.

"In Egypt and Libya, the home of Christian faith, of saints and martyrs since the earliest centuries, more suffering has been perpetrated. The Coptic church has responded with courage and as always with faith. The light and peace of Christ are at the heart of the faithful lives of Christians, and will not be overcome by the darkness which ISIS seek to spread. I have been in touch with the Anglican Church in Egypt to express solidarity.

"Let us pray for the peace of Christ to be evident, and for governments affected to be wise and courageous."

  • Listen to Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, responding to the mass beheading of Egyptian Christians in Libya: 


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