Statement of H. H. Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark Regarding the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States of America

 

A Horrific Crime Against Humanity And Faith

The crime of terrorism carried out in the United States of America which saw the destruction of the World Trade Center and surrounding building is one of horrific proportion, which  by  no  means  complies  with  any concept  of humanness or conscience. What did innocent people do to deserve these actions: those  who  faithfully  went  to  their  offices…  those who  were traveling on the airplanes…  and what of the members of the emergency services upon whom the buildings collapsed?

No Faith can ever accept such terrorism, but rather, condemns its  perpetrators and all those who assisted them in the planning and/or execution of such acts.

We  pray that God keeps the world in peace, for it is He who said "My peace  I leave with you, it is My own peace that I give you"

 

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