Francis and Coptic “pope” honor modern martyrs

Posted May 1, 2017 11:24 pm by Emily Rolwes

Francis and Coptic “pope” honor modern martyrs

Placing flowers, lighting a candle and praying at the site where 29 Coptic Orthodox Christians were killed and 31 wounded by an ISIS militant last year, Pope Francis and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II have paid homage to those who were killed for their faith. The faithful chanted a song of martyrs, and some clashed cymbals under the darkened evening sky.
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