Pope Francis adds Coptic Orthodox martyrs to liturgical book of saints

Catholic News Agency, Hannah Brockhaus:

Pope Francis said Thursday that the Coptic Orthodox martyrs killed by ISIS in 2015 will be added to the Catholic Church’s official list of saints. He also received a relic of the martyrs’ blood as a gift.

“I am glad to announce today that, with the consent of Your Holiness, these 21 martyrs will be inserted into the Roman Martyrology as a sign of the spiritual communion uniting our two Churches,” Francis said in a speech to the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Pope Tawadros II. Report is here.

See this for Catholicism.org’s statement from 2015: The Twenty-One Slain Copts: Martyrs?