Pope: Respond to Terror with Faith

(h2Onews/03/01/2011) “Yesterday morning we learned with sorrow the news of the serious attack against the Coptic Christian community in Alexandria, Egypt. This vile act of death, such as planting bombs close to the homes of Christians in Iraq to force them to leave, offends God and all humanity, who only yesterday prayed for peace and began the New Year with hope. Before this strategy of violence that has targeted Christians, and has consequences for the whole population, I pray for the victims and family members, and encourage church communities to persevere in faith and witness to non-violence that comes from the Gospel. I think also of the many pastoral workers killed in 2010 in various parts of the world to them also goes our loving remembrance before the Lord. We remain united in Christ – our hope and peace.”

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