Divided Christians must support one another — pope

February 7, 2011

When one Christian community is suffering, other Christians must offer assistance, Pope Benedict told Coptic Orthodox and other Oriental Orthodox church leaders.

The pope met Jan. 28 with members of the Catholic-Oriental Orthodox theological dialogue who were holding their annual meeting in Rome; the 2011 meeting came less than a month after a bomb attack on a Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria, Egypt, left 23 people dead.