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Statement of the Coptic Orthodox Church regarding the Ethiopian Martyrs in Libya

The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, led by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria condemns the criminal act of assassinating our fellow Ethiopians in Libya and calls on the international community with all its institutions to address these terrorist operations that threaten the Arab region and the whole world. We pray to God that wisdom and peace will prevail in all parts of the world.

The Joy of the Resurrection

by H.H. Pope Shenouda III

As much as the day of the crucifixion was painful emotionally, it was a day of salvation. However, people did not see Christ opening the doors of paradise, they only saw the suffering, insults and nails. As much as the disciples were disturbed and sad on Friday, they were very joyful on Sunday. The promise of the Lord to them was fulfilled when He said, “But I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you” (John 16:22).