The Archbishop of Canterbury has condemned the “terrible cruelty” of the murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, as well as the killings in Denmark and Nigeria over the weekend.
In a statement from Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop said: “The killers seem to rejoice in ever more extreme acts carried out to inflict ever greater terror. We must all weep with those affected, and know that in the love of Christ all evil will be overcome.”
Referring to Egypt and Libya as “the home of Christian faith,” Justin Welby praised the Coptic Church for responding with courage and faith to the most recent atrocity.
“The light and peace of Christ are at the heart of the faithful lives of Christians, and will not be overcome by the darkness which ISIS seek to spread,” he said, adding that he has personally expressed solidarity with the Anglican Church in Egypt.
“Let us pray for the peace of Christ to be evident, and for governments affected to be wise and courageous.”
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