Egypt Independent

Pope Tawadros II assigns bishop to meet families of Egyptians kidnapped in Libya



Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Dioces assigned Bishop Julius of Old Cairo Churches to communicate with the families of the Egyptian nationals abducted in Libya.

The families have been staging protests outside the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo's Abbassiya district demanding the release of their sons.

Earlier this year, Daesh militant group claimed the responsibility for kidnapping 21 Egyptian Christians in the eastern Libyan city of Sirte.

Two days ago, unconfirmed reports said that the terrorist group killed the kidnapped Christians.