Libya: priest escapes gunman, Copts subjected to intimidation campaign
Catholic World News - March 08, 2013
A Catholic priest narrowly escaped assassination in the cathedral of Tripoli, Libya, on March 3.
An unidentified gunman shot at the priest but missed, in the latest of a series of violent attacks on Libya’s Christian minority. In the city of Benghazi, the ANSA news service reports that Coptic Christians “have been the targets of attacks, intimidation, and indiscriminate arrests.”
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Posted by: John J Plick -
Mar. 10, 2013 1:24 PM ET USA
If we expect episodes like this to decrease, rather than increase by invoking out "legitimate" "human rights" we are quite deluded. Our American society is ripe for judgment and has been for some time. Repentance is what is required, and there is not time to lose.