Pope honors Coptic Christians beheaded by ISIS in Libya

February 17, 2015 1:45 PM

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Pope Francis offered Mass Tuesday in honor of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were ruthlessly beheaded by Islamic State militants in Libya, while also condemning man’s capability for evil and destruction.

At the Vatican’s Santa Marta Chapel, the Pope asked the congregation to join him in prayer for “our brother Copts, whose throats were slit for the sole reason of being Christian, that the Lord welcome them as martyrs…”

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