As they were killed, the men were praying to Jesus. Their bodies were recovered in October 2017 after one of the perpetrators was caught by the Libyan authorities and revealed their location. The remains of the Egyptian Coptic Christians were repatriated to Egypt on May 14, and their plane was met by Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church. The Coptic Church declared the murdered men to be martyrs, and their feast day is observed on February 15. “Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’ They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians,” the pope said on Feb. 16, 2015.
Source: Libya Today May 16, 2018 10:41 UTC