Rahi offers Pope Tawadros heartfelt condolences on Coptic Church fallen victims

Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi fervently deplored in a statement the terrorist bombing that rattled St. Peter church near St. Mark Cathedral and the pontifical seat of Orthodox Copts in Cairo Sunday morning which claimed the lives of 24 people and injured dozens.

Patriarch Rahi offered heartfelt condolences to the Coptic Church Pope Tawadros II, martyrs’ families and the Egyptian people, saying that criminality and terrorism shall not undermine the martyrdom of fallen innocent people and they are virtuous in the heavenly kingdom.

Rahi expressed “full solidarity with the Coptic Church in this tragedy,” and commissioned Cairo Archdiocese Bishop George Shehan, to represent him at the funeral service.

He also wished the fallen victims eternal heavenly life and the wounded speedy recovery.