Pope decries beheading of 21 Coptic Christians



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ABSTRACTPope decries beheading of 21 Coptic Christians : News Headlines - Catholic Culture Subscribe Log in CatholicCulture Advanced Search News Commentary Liturgical Year Resource Center About Donate eBooks Latest Headlines Most Important Most Popular This Week This Month Archives About CWN On the Culture On the News In Depth Analysis The City Gates Insights Reviews On the Good Most Popular Archives Today Blog February Calendar February Overview Ordinary Time Overview Prayers Activities Recipes Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Mission Leadership History Donor Information Boosters Rogues' Gallery Help/FAQ Advertise Contact Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org Pope decries beheading of 21 Coptic Christians Catholic World News - February 16, 2015 Free eBook: Liturgical Year 2014-2015, Vol. 2 At the conclusion of a February 16 audience with the moderator of the Church of Scotland, Pope Francis decried the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya. “Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’ Pope Francis said. “They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians.” The Pope added: 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 is one and the same. Their blood confesses Christ. As we recall these brothers and sisters who died only because they confessed Christ, I ask that we encourage each another to go forward with this ecumenism which is giving us strength, the ecumenism of blood. Additional sources for this story Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window. Udienza al Reverendo John P. Chalmers, Moderatore della Chiesa di Scozia (Riformata) (Holy See Press Office) Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded (Reuters) An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus: Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic .......