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‘We know the souls of the people who have been murdered’: Brisbane Coptics weep for faithful killed in deadly Palm Sunday bombings

Deadly bombing in Coptic Orthodox church

HUNDREDS of Coptic Orthodox families in Brisbane began Holy Week with heartfelt prayers for loved ones after deadly church bombings in Egypt. “It is painful. It is tragedy. It is part of the pain that Jesus our Christ carried for us,” Egyptian-born Fr Bishoy Wassef, from St Mark and St George Coptic Orthodox Church, Strathpine, said. “Now we pray, and ... Read More »

Bishop welcomes Egyptian election result

Bishop in Egypt

THE leader of Roman Catholics in Egypt has spoken of how Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s recent victory in the presidential elections is a “cause for hope” both for Christians and Muslims in the country. In an interview with Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Adel Zaky, who is Vicar Apostolic of Alexandria and supreme head of Roman (Latin-rite) ... Read More »

Hope amid fears for Cairo family

Family from Cairo

WHENEVER Cairo-born Gold Coast woman Manal Kelada hears of new violence in her home city, she fears for her mother, brothers and sisters and members of her extended family. The burning of her brother Muscorad’s car outside his house in Cairo street riots in recent days has confirmed the validity of these fears. Yet she also draws comfort from Matthew’s ... Read More »

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