Prelate: extremists in Libya are targeting Christians
Catholic World News - February 26, 2014
The apostolic vicar of Tripoli has told the Fides news agency that the Libya extremists who have become stronger in the wake of the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi are targeting Christians.
“It is not clear what these extremists really want,” said Bishop Giovanni Martinelli. “They would appear to be shedding the blood of innocent victims to get more visibility. Orthodox Coptic Christians have been their target for some time.”
Bishop Martinelli made his comments in the wake of the abduction and murder of seven Egyptian Christians who were living in Libya.
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