Sunday 19 April 2015

Reports emerge of the murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

It is with deep sadness that we have received news of 30 Ethiopian Christians reportedly killed by IS in Libya. As we wait for verification of the gruesome video and images now being circulated on social media, we pray for these men and comfort for their families.

This sad news comes on a day when The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury has travelled to Egypt and visited His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St Mark to pay his condolences for the recent brutal murder of 21 Coptic Orthodox Christians in Libya at the hands of Daesh (IS).