Statement on Egypt massacre by the Archbishop in Jerusalem


Statement on Egypt massacre by the Archbishop in Jerusalem


Suheil Dawani

A Letter from the Primate of the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East
Minya-Egypt On Friday May 26, 2017

Twenty-nine Christians from the Coptic Orthodox Church were martyred on their way to pray at St. Samuel Monastery in Minya.

The Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East of the Anglican/Episcopal Church condemns the horrific terrorist attack on the convoy heading to St. Samuel Monastery in Minya where about thirty people, among them little children, were killed and others injured. The convoy which was on its way for peaceful pilgrimage for prayer and devotion was confronted with the evil of terrorism and horrors of death and destruction.

This is yet another cowardly attack on the Christian community in Egypt, the latest was on which took place on Palm Sunday in Tanta and Alexandria, where over one hundred were killed or injured.

We stand in prayer and in solidarity with Pope Tawadros II, the families of those who died and injured, the Coptic Church in general and with all the people of Egypt, at this difficult time, offering them all our condolences.

May the Lord bless Egypt, the place that provided refuge for our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Family, and bring refuge and give comfort to all those who are vulnerable and persecuted in Egypt and the whole region of the Middle East.

The Most Reverend Suheil Dawani
Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem
President Bishop (Primate) of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East