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Coptic bishops mark anniversary of Libya beheadings

February 16, 2016

Numerous Coptic Orthodox bishops and clergy gathered in Samalut, Egypt, on February 16 to mark the anniversary of the beheading of 21 Christians who had been abducted by the Islamic State militants in Libya.

The Christians, who died with the name of Jesus on their lips, are venerated as martyrs in the Coptic Orthodox Church.

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