Cairo bombing: Churches Together in England Presidents issue joint statement
Monday 12th December 2016Archbishop Justin Welby has joined fellow Presidents of Churches Together in England in calling for prayer after the attack on Coptic Christians in Cairo yesterday.
The Presidents said:
‘We heard with deep sorrow and concern of the attack yesterday on St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church within the complex of St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo as people gathered to worship. We pray for those who have lost loved ones that they may know God’s comforting presence. We pray too for the nation of Egypt as it mourns. As we prepare once more to celebrate the coming of Christ, the Prince of Peace, our prayer is that all people of faith in Egypt, Muslims and Christians alike, may be strengthened in their quest for peace and their rejection of the crude and cruel tactics of the terrorists.’