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His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, has  expressed his solidarity with the Coptic Church

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(Malankara Orthodox Church to hold special vigil, prayers on December 18)
His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Paulos II, the Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan of Malankara Orthodox Church, has expressed his profound anguish and heartfelt condolences at the brutal killing of 25 people at St Peter’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, the deadliest on the Christian minority in years.His Holiness in his Kalpana has instructed to the faithful to uphold the Coptic Church in prayers and observe special vigil, and prayers for the victims on December 18, 2016, Sunday.The explosion ripped through St Peter’s Church at around 10:00am local time on last Sunday, wounding at least another 49 people.St Peter’s Church is beside St Mark’s Cathedral, which is the seat of Egypt’s Orthodox Christian church and is home to the office of its spiritual leader, Pope Tawadros II. 15326386_354941541549594_3873731542107314928_n15338869_355473244829757_129924413870706963_n15350500_10154983902089674_2004037141616966286_n15355587_10154983902194674_8392571443723551278_n15356631_355473188163096_3861485119357007038_n15380707_354941391549609_2048830673918059332_n15390837_355473161496432_2308384475765564304_n15390925_356225654754516_585556163787009607_n15400363_356963971347351_930039668266274454_n15400540_355431148167300_8678027427365516750_n15439975_356963948014020_2867510119035388093_n15541413_355570911486657_657699350833317805_n15541494_1136682543111966_8465867141068220048_n