Three Egyptian monks were martyred in South Africa. Find out the details

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Books – Amr Saleh:

The Coptic Orthodox Church issued an official statement about…

Three monks were martyred in South Africa.

The church said in its statement: Today, three monks were subjected to a criminal attack in our Coptic monastery, the monastery of Saint Mark the Apostle and Saint Bishop Samuel the Confessor in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The accident resulted in the martyrdom of the three monks:

– The hegumen monk Thekla Samueli, representative of the Diocese of South Africa.

– Monk Justus Ava Marcus.

– Monk Mina Ava Marcos.

The relevant agencies moved to the monastery and began their work to uncover the circumstances of the incident. The Egyptian ambassador in Johannesburg also went to the monastery to follow up on the situation.

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II is following moment by moment all the details of this incident, waiting to know its causes.

While the Church expresses extreme pain over the occurrence of such a tragic incident, it extends its sincere condolences to the families of the three monks, and is full of confidence that only the merciful and just God is able to give solace and reveal the facts.

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