When asked by the BBC interviewer what he would say to the terrorists if they were sitting in the studio at that moment, the bishop replied:
I would say that any religion starts from a premise of a sanctity of life. And no matter what differences there are, this doesn’t justify by any means the taking of a life and especially so horrifically. I pray for them and I pray that somehow hearts are touched. I’m sure that not everyone there is this callous. I’m sure people’s hearts must be touched. The only hope we have is a sense of humanity again.
Who are the Copts? from the Coptic Orthodox Church Centre UK.