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The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land sent its condolences to Pope Tawadros for the killing and wounding of tens due to two bombings at Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria in Egypt.

These two attacks took place during celebration of Palm Sunday, the beginning of the “Holy Week” in which Christians commemorate Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. Therefore, while we express condolences for the victims of the mentioned attacks and wish quick recovery to wounded, and express solidarity with victims of terrorism in the world in general and in the Middle East in specific, we trust that God won’t allow evil to prevail over good.

The Assembly commends various initiatives of some local churches in our beloved Holy Land for expressing solidarity with the victims of terror, especially in this week which reminds us that despite suffering and pain, resurrection is coming for sure.
We pray to the Almighty for all victims of terrorism, and we pray also for terrorists so they will go back to God and stop committing crimes which are far from God’s teachings.

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