Pope denounces slaying of Egyptian Copts by Islamic State

Pope Francis has denounced the slaying by the Islamic State of Egyptian Copts in Libya, saying they were “assassinated just for being Christian.” Francis spoke off-the-cuff Monday during an audience with a Scottish ecumenical delegation. He said: “They only said ‘Jesus help me …’ The blood of our Christian brothers is testimony that cries out. Be they Catholic, Orthodox, Copts, Lutherans, it doesn’t matter: They’re Christian!” Militants in Libya affiliated with the Islamic State group released a video late Sunday purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages held for several weeks.

via ynetnews.com

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