Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rahi, on Sunday strongly condemned yesterday’s terrorist attack on Mar Mina church in Cairo district of Helwan, which left several people dead and injured.

“We express our deep condolences to the victims and families of this heinous crime, as well as to President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and people of Egypt,” Rahi said during a mass service in Bkirki today.

Commenting on the political situation in the country, the Patriarch called on all politicians to build bridges of communication between them for the sake of the country.

Rahi concluded his sermon by hoping that the upcoming new year would dispel all conflicts and wars, as well as political, economic, living and social crises, putting an end to poverty and deprivation around the world.

Source: National News Agency