LETTER OF CONDOLENCES TO COPTIC PATRIARCH
On 16 February 2015, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa sent a letter to the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros II, expressing his sincere condolences and full support for the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, victims of the religious fundamentalism and human atrocity in Libya. The full text of the letter follows:
Most Holy Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Church of Alexandria,
Having been told of the unjust and horrific slaughter of twenty one Egyptian Coptic Christians by vicious hands in Libya, we hasten to express to you and to your hierarchy as well as to the pious plenitude of the Coptic Church, our support and sincere condolences.
Our Holy Church denounces such outrageous acts of terrorism, as a hopeless expression of the ethics of complicity of ideology by force.
Praying that the Compassionate Lord will rest their souls in His blessedness, we remain with heartfelt prayers,
Your beloved brother in Christ,
+Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa