(Huffington Post) A Coptic bishop says he is willing to forgive the Islamic State affiliates who boasted of brutally killing 21 of his fellow Egyptian Christians in Libya.
Bishop Angaelos, leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, admits that offering forgiveness after such a horrific crime may sound "unbelievable" to some. Still, he says forgiveness is his responsibility as a Christian minister.
"We don't forgive the act because the act is heinous. But we do forgive the killers from the depths of our hearts," Angaelos told CNN. "Otherwise, we would become consumed by anger and hatred. It becomes a spiral of violence that has no place in this world."
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