'Darkness can always be broken by the light of Christ': Coptic bishop hails return of bodies of 20 Christian martyrs beheaded by ISIS - News Summed Up

'Darkness can always be broken by the light of Christ': Coptic bishop hails return of bodies of 20 Christian martyrs beheaded by ISIS


The lead coptic bishop in the UK has hailed the 'bittersweet' return of the bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians beheaded in Libya by ISIS in 2015. Bible Society Bishop Angaelos praised the courage of the martyrs and the forgiveness shown by their families. 'Their witness has shown that darkness can always be broken by the light of Christ that can indeed shine through each and every one of us.' The head of the Coptic Church in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II, was at the airport to receive the remains, which were brought in coffins from Misrata, Libya. Coptic Christians represent about 10 per cent of Egypt's majority Muslim population.


Source: Libya Today May 16, 2018 08:03 UTC


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