+Peace and grace
I pray you are all benefitting from this time of fasting.
I am posting this message that I got from a prominent Copt in Egypt, this very morning.
Please do not turn this into a Dio/Mia/Mono- physite war, as it is just a prayer request. Regardless of how you choose to view the Coptic Orthodox Church, if you have Christian love in your heart you should be willing to pray for anyone. This is a matter of urgency, and His Holiness Pope Shenouda III has instructed us how we should behave (in Arabic, and attached).
"Please send this mail and tell every Christian you know. It's true and
serious. The identified shops so far are Ragab Son's supermarket, El Tawheed
Wel Nour and El Salam Shoping Center, do the following with every girl or
woman they feel is Christian. Tell her congratulation you won a gift but you
should first sign on papers to receive the gift. In the middle there is a
paper of declaration of Islam and she signs without knowing. They say that
she is a thief and they take her in an upper room they hit her, rape her and
video her and force her to marry one of them and declare her Islam, or if
she succeed not to sign she will suffer from sever depression even if her
family accept the situation. Also in cloth shops when she goes to try a
cloth there is a video and they force her to sign or send it to her parents.
They even accept Christian girls in jobs so as to do the same. Father
Ibrahim in Anba Boula church in Ard El Golf Abouna went to the authorities
and they said they cannot do anything ..so he anounced this in church and
everyone should know!!!there is evidence of these harassments so it is not a
hoax people. These activities are targeted at Christians in specific and so
we should be aware of it and WARN OTHERS."
Please take the time to remember to pray.
"Pray for the peace of the One, Holy, catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Church of God..."
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