The victims were Ethiopians migrants attempting to escape poverty in their home country by making their way via Libya to Europe.
“This is life in Gaza. No food. No money. No health care. Living in fear. The situation is reaching crisis level and is close to becoming unliveable.” – Sr Bridget Tighe
“It is not true that terrorists carry out attacks to scare tourists: they want to eliminate our smile. They want us all to live in sadness. For this reason reviving our joy is a miracle that only Jesus can do." - Anba Antonios Mina, Coptic Catholic Emeritus of Guizeh
Church of Ireland’s Archbishop Michael Jackson and Pope Francis express solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians after Sunday’s deadly terror attacks.
President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales praises “witness and strength” of small Catholic community of 170 people out of a total population of 1.8 million.
As the country prepares to welcome refugees, we are "challenged to engage with the poverty, homelessness sub-standard accommodation that many are living in".
The resolve of Christians in Egypt has been strengthened by ISIS' murder of 21 Christians in Libya according to Coptic Catholic Bishop Youssef Aboul-Kheir of Sohag.