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Pope Tawadros delegates 3 bishops to attend funeral of St. Samuel pilgrims attack

Naim Youssef

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Pope Tawadros delegates 3 bishops to attend funeral of St. Samuel pilgrims attack

Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark See, delegated 4 bishops to attend funeral of St. Samuel monastery pilgrims attack.

The delegation consisted of Abba Beyman, Bishop of Naqada and Quus, Abba Yoannis, Bishop of Assiut, Abba Gabriel, Bishop of Beni Suef.

The prayers were led by Bishop Makarios of Minya, and a number of bishops and clergy.

Isis militants ambushed three buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing seven and wounding 19, according to the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Interior Ministry. 
The victims had left St Samuel the Confessor monastery in Minya shortly before the attack on Friday.