By Engy Magdy, Special for The Tablet
CAIRO — Coptic Christians in Egypt earlier this month observed the fifth anniversary of the martyrdom of 21 Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS by dedicating a shrine to the victims and opening a museum at the Church of the Martyrs of Faith and the Homeland in the al-Our village in the Minya governate in Egypt, where most of the martyrs were from.
The shrine includes statues of the martyrs with a big statue of Jesus in the back. Also on Feb. 15, a museum was opened inside the church, which is located in a small village about 150 miles south of Cairo.
It contains displays depicting the lives of the martyrs from the time they were kidnapped and killed until their bodies were returned to Egypt two years after the killings…
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