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Bishops urge European governments to defend Egypt’s Christians

Catholic World News - October 14, 2011

The president of the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe is urging European government to “to take a stance in defense of all those who, as Christians, are subjected to attacks because of their religious, ethnic or social belonging.”

“In the face of the events of recent days in Cairo, sure in the knowledge of belonging to the same communion in Christ who died and rose, as European bishops we wish to restate our closeness to all citizens in Egypt, and especially to our brothers in the Coptic Christian community, affected in these days by the murderous violence against peace, harmony between religions, freedom and human dignity,” said Cardinal Péter Erdo.

“We pray to the Lord for all Christians in Egypt, that He may give them the strength to continue to be authentic witnesses of Christ and of fraternity with all people, without which there will not be a better future for individual nations or humanity.”

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