Pope Francis urged to pray for victims of terrorist attacks in Egypt and the UK

© AP Photo / Alessandra TarantinoПапа Roman Francis. Archival photoPope Francis urged to pray for victims of terrorist attacks in Egypt and the UK© AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino

Pope Francis urged to pray for the victims of the terrible terrorist attacks this week in Egypt and the UK.

«I want again to Express my closeness to the dear brother Pope Tawadros II and the nation of Egypt in respect of which two days ago was an act of brutal violence. Victims, including children, were believers who went to pray in the temple, and they were killed after not have to prove his Christian faith,» said the Pontiff, speaking with a traditional Sunday sermon to the faithful on St. Peter’s square at the Vatican.

Calling the dead Coptic Christians martyrs, Pope Francis asked the Lord to rest their souls and to convert the hearts of the terrorists.

Then the head of the Roman Catholic Church urged the faithful to pray for «the victims of this terrible terrorist attack last Monday in Manchester, where many young lives were brutally interrupted.»

Unknown on may 26, in the Egyptian province of Minya fired at a bus carrying Christians-Copts, going on a tour to the local monastery. In the attack, according to various estimates died from 28 to 35 people, more than 20 were injured.

Monday, may 22, the explosion occurred in the stadium «Manchester-arena» immediately after the concert of American pop singer Ariana Grande. The device exploded outside an auditorium in the lobby. The victims of the attack carried out by a suicide bomber, a steel 22 persons, 75 were injured.

Pope Francis urged to pray for victims of terrorist attacks in Egypt and the UK© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobacteria in Manchester

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