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The Archbishop: The martyrs of Libya set an example in abiding in the faith
Dr. Mouneer Hanna, Archbishop of Province of Alexandria, participated in a Webinar on the occasion of the commemoration of the martyrs of Libya in the presence of the leaders of the world churches, most notably Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros II, Justin Wilby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Father Angelos, Bishop of London, Lord Elton of the British Lords Council and Fiona Bruce the Special Envoy To the British Prime Minister for Religious Freedom, as all of the attendees considered that the martyrs of Libya are the martyrs of the Church of all its sects.
In a statement issued by the Episcopal/Anglican Church, the Archbishop described: The martyrs of Libya are an example of faith and courage, stressing that the Egyptian state took revenge on its children by bombing ISIS sites, which is mentioned in history.
Hanna stressed: We do not forget the state’s efforts to return the bodies of the martyrs, and we appreciate the establishment of a church bearing the names of the martyrs in Minya Governorate. We also do not forget that President El-Sisi ordered sending a plane to bring a group of Ethiopians from Libya so that it does not happen to them as happened to the Egyptian martyrs, which reflects a noble humanitarian stance.
The Archbishop concluded: We pray to God to keep terrorism and extremism away from Egypt, the Arab world, and the Middle East, and that God protects Egypt from all the evil forces surrounding it.