Pope expresses grief for Copts murdered by ISIS

Murdered just for being Christian, says Francis

(ANSA) - Vatican City, February 16 - Pope Francis on Monday expressed his dismay at the murder of a number of Coptic Christians by Islamist extremists purporting to belong to ISIS in Libya. "I express my feelings today at the execution of the Coptic Christians," the pope said. "They were murdered just because they were Christians... in the land of Jesus the blood of our Christian brothers is a testimony that shouts, whether they by Catholics, Orthodox, Copts or Lutherans doesn't matter.
    The blood is the same".


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