VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis joined religious-liberty advocates in voicing grief at the “painful news” of more than 600 deaths and numerous attacks on Christian churches in Egypt’s latest wave of violence.
“I wish to ensure my prayers for all the victims and their families, the injured and all those who are suffering,” the Pope said before the Angelus prayer Aug. 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption. “Let us pray together for peace, dialogue and reconciliation in that dear nation and throughout the world.”
On Aug. 14, Egyptian security forces broke up the camps of protesters allied with the Muslim Brotherhood. The protesters were demanding President Mohammed Morsi’s restoration to...READ MORE