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placeholder February 23, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 4   •   Oakland, CA
Prayers for Egyptians beheaded by IS

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called for prayers for the Egyptian Christians beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya and asked that God recognize these men killed for their faith.

He offered morning Mass Feb. 17 in the chapel of his residence for the slain Christians he termed "our 21 brother Copts" whose throats had been slit "for the sole reason of being Christians," and he requested people pray for the victims so "that the Lord welcome them as martyrs."

He called on people to pray as well for the victims' families and for Egypt's Orthodox leader, Pope Tawadros II, "who is suffering so much." Pope Francis called Pope Tawadros Feb. 16 to express his sorrow over the deaths.

At the end of his weekly general audience Feb. 18, Pope Francis urged the international community "to find peaceful solutions to the difficult situation in Libya."

And Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said, "the situation is serious and it demands a united response from the international community — a rapid response, the quickest possible from the U.N."

 
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