We Are Proud Of Them Says The Brother of Egyptian Martyr

Families of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded in Libya have astonished the world with their expressions of forgiveness.

The brother of one of the martyrs said:-

“They were martyred in the name of Jesus Christ. They kept the faith until the last moment. They didn’t deny the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We are proud of them.”

A video showing the beheading of the Egyptian Christians was put online by a group linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. They were clearly targeted because of their faith: a caption accompanying the video referred to them as ‘people of the cross, followers of the hostile Egyptian Church.’

Pope Francis said, “The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out to be heard….it makes no difference whether they be Catholics, Orthodox, Copts or Protestants. They are Christians! Their blood confesses Christ.”

Please join with me today by praying –

* For protection and strength for Christians in Libya, particularly migrant workers

* For the hearts of IS militants to be transformed by the grace of God.

May God add His blessing to all members of the persecuted church

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

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