Statement from the Coptic Church in Alexandria
Official statement from the Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria:
"The church and its congregation announces that they do not accept any defemation of Islam nor belittling the religious convictions of our beloved Muslim brethren .
The Church announces that in case it is proven any of the participants in the stage play was at fault, they will be disciplined.
We are deeply saddened that brothers and sons were wounded and injured during these events.
The Church calls on the Attorney General to expedite the release of those arrested and were not indicted, in order to keep the social peace and provide happiness and joy to all on the occasion of the Eid celebrations.
The church would like to extend its congratulations to the Muslim brothers on the occasion of the month of Ramadan and the blessed Eid
General Deputy of the Patriarchate
Hegomen: Sharobeem Al Bakhomy"