Rahi pays condolences to Tawadros II on Copts martyrdom

FEBRUARY 17, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Beshara Boutros Rahi on Tuesday contacted by phone Copt Patriarch, Tawadros II, to pay condolences on behalf of the Maronite Church on the martyrdom of 21 Egyptian Copts beheaded by ISIS in Libya.

Rahi has today partaken in the General Assembly of the Conclave of the oriental churchers at the Vatican, in presence of a panel of cardinals and patriarchs.

Conferees discussed the condition of the oriental churches, within the frame of the current war in the region, namely in Syria and Iraq.

They also dwelt on Christians’ migration, which affects their presence in the East.