‘No One Has Greater Love Than This’….Coptic Martyrs Added to Roman Calendar
In his address, Pope Francis said 21 Coptic Orthodox martyrs would be inserted into the Roman Martyrology “as a sign of the spiritual communion that unites our two Churches.”
The 21 Coptic Christians—of whom 20 were Egyptian and 1 hailed from Ghana—were beheaded in Libya in 2015 by militants of the so-called Islamic State. A video published by the terrorist organization showed the men praying as they died.
The Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates their feast day on 15 February, the date they were martyred.
Source: Vatican News