His Holiness the Pope: I understand the emotions and feelings of our children
In his sermon at his weekly Wednesday meeting today at St. Mary and St. Bishoy in Anba Reweis, His Holiness commented at the beginning of the sermon on the incident that took place on the road to St. Samuel the Confessor monastery in Qalamoun Mountain by saying:
We remember our brethren in Minya, their lives, their spirituality and their strong faith. We find solace in the fact that God chose them while on their way to the monastery, a place for prayer and comfort of heart.
His Holiness added that they were probably fasting as is the custom for Copts, to take the blessing of the monastery and Holy Communion....