Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, Patriarch of the Roman Catholic Church, expressed his condemnation of the terrorist attack on Al-Rawda mosque in Arish, offering condolences to the families of martyrs and wishing speedy recovery to the wounded.
“We pray for the martyrs of the Al-Rawdah mosque and offer condolences to their families and wish the wounded a speedy recovery,” said Pope Tawadros.
The Pope said in his speech: “We extend our deepest condolences to all the people of Egypt who were among the martyrs during their prayers at Al Rawdah Mosque in Sinai.”
“This terrorism is brutally and violently strikes all the human values and principles for which God created man, abandoning all the principles in which Egypt has always lived in love and harmony.”
“I offer my condolences to all the families and we know that these people are among the martyrs and I pray for the injured. I pray for all the families who have been affected by this incident. I pray for all of Egypt, all its people, officials and leaders.”
“I am very sure that God, who saved Egypt through the centuries and through many years, will keep it from all evil despite all this and will keep Egypt’s strong unity,” he said.
The Pope concluded his speech by saying: “My sincere condolences to everyone. I am speaking from the hospital where I am being under treatment outside Egypt as my health condition prevented me from participating in this calamity. I pray for all the Egyptians.”