Saturday, 29 June 2013

Prayers for peace + hope in Egypt

In Cairo the tension increased again last night, as protests and counter protests continued - building to an even bigger anti-Morsi protest in Tahrir Square this Sunday. News channels used split screens to show demonstrations from around the country- including from Alexandria where four people were killed. This Saturday morning 29th June there are reports of trouble and  some deaths in Port Said.

In Assiut there have been some small demonstrations, but at the Liturgy this morning Bishop Kyrillos William, the Coptic Catholic Bishop (see photo) prayed for peace. One Christian in Assiut commented - "We have had a Friday like Good Friday - now we hope for Easter and our resurrection."      

Bishop Kyrillos thanked his friends at ACN for their solidarity  and support, but added;
"Please join in prayer for us Christians and for all Egyptians at this critical time."  


Neville Kyrke-Smith
National Director
Aid to the Church in Need UK

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