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Saturday, August 17, 2013
Egypt, the world watches with bated breath. Latest news from friends immersed in the situation as it worsens.

They write from Egypt: “We want to assure you that all the members of the Movement in Egypt are well.  The 14th of August was quite a painful day for the country, especially for Christians. As expected the government decided to vacate the occupied squares and unfortunately the reaction was surprisingly violent not only against the army, but against Christians as well. Throughout the country important churches, even ancient ones have been burned, also convents and schools that are run by men and women religious orders. Moderate Muslims immediately spoke out against the attacks and many offered to stand around churches to protect them. The grateful Christians asked them not to put their own lives in danger, because buildings can be reconstructed once the violence has passed.”

“The Coptic Church is offering a powerful witness: Pope Tawadros has asked the faithful not to respond to any of the violence: “Will they burn the churches? We will pray in the mosques. Will they burn the mosques? We will pray in the churches. Will they burn both? We will pray together in the streets, for we are all Egyptians.”

A. M. from the hard hit city of Assiut writes: “The church buildings have become incense burners, and the incense rises to Heaven to beg God for mercy on this people and grant miracles.”

“A month-long state of emergency has been declared and in many cities there is a curfew from 19:00 until 6:00 in the morning. The situation is very serious and we are living moments of suspension, but we are held up by our unwavering faith in God’s love, a faith found not only in us but in all of Egypt’s Christians and Muslims.”

“We feel the strong support of prayers from the Movement around the world and, on this feast of Our Lady’s Assumption, we have entrusted to Mary the people of this land who love her so dearly.

“Rooted in the life of the Gospel, which invites us to love one another and everyone else, we offer this great suffering for the strengthening of peace not only here, but in the entire Middle East.”

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Erasto

Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 21:04

Pedimos a Dios -con todo el corazón- que conceda la paz al hermano pueblo de Egipto y que el testimonio de fraternidad entre los cristianos y musulmanes que creen en la fraternidad, abra caminos de paz para todos.

rosy,Honduras

Friday, August 23, 2013 at 16:42

Para los que vivimos en América, puede parecernos que Egipto está muy distante.
Pero esa incertidumbre, la sentimos también en nuestros países, por eso es que la Humanidad en estos días, debe de estar más unida que núnca. También rezaremos con ellos en nuestras Iglesias, en nuestras casas, en nuestras calles, pero sobretodo en nuestros corazones. Unidísmos siempre en este lazo de amor que no se puede romper…

Salvatore Pandolfo

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 17:08

Queste notizie confortano il cuore. Se si va appresso ai telegiornali ci si sente soffocare e non si intravedono vie d’uscita.
Speriamo che la Provvidenza si serva di tante sofferenze e lutti, per trasformare l’Egitto in un luminoso esempio di convivenza rispettosa fra musulmani e cristiani, così come avviene in Libano.
Grazie della testimonianza.
Salvatore – Genova

Alejandro

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 02:09

Desde Venezuela pedimos a Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion para que los protega, desde mi trabajo rezo por el pueblo de Egipto.

Nilda Salud, Appleton, WI, USA

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 02:50

I continue to remember you all in my every day Masses. May God takes care of each one of you. Nelly, take care. nilda

lucia angela

Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 15:33

Anche noi come comunità religiosa siamo vicini ai nostri fratelli egiziani, soffriamo e preghiamo con loro e per loro, unitamente al nostro Papa Francesco che oggi all’Angelus ha invitanto tutti i presenti a pregare insieme Maria regina della pace. Uniti nell’unico Amore crocifisso e risorto assicurariamo tutta la nostra unità. sr. Lucia e Comunità