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Bishop Mari Emmanuel

Stabbed Australian Bishop breaks silence, says, “I am fine”, forgives his assailants

by Church Times

Bishop Mari Emmanuel who was stabbed while preaching in his church in Sydney, Australia has said he is in stable condition and will soon be out of the hospital.

Emmanuel, an Assyrian-born Bishop in Australia was stabbed on April 15 by a young boy along with six others.

He disclosed the state of his health in an audio message posted on social media on April 17.

Emmanuel expressed great appreciation to God for what happened to him while also saying he had forgiven his assailants. “I have forgiven them and I am praying for them. For the young man, I say I have forgiven you and those who sent you. I will always keep you in my prayers.” he said.

Also read: Bishop Mari Emmanuel: I rejoiced when I heard I’ve got two weeks to livehttps://churchtimesnigeria.net/bishop-mari-emmanuel-i-rejoiced-when-i-heard-ive-got-two-weeks-to-live/

He urged his followers to be calm and abide by the laws of the country.  He said, “I want you to always be calm. We need to be law-abiding citizens as well. We pray for our beloved country Australia and our City Sydney. We are Christians and we need to act like it. Love never fails. Whatever has happened to me is a huge blessing for me. I forgive whoever has done this act. And I say to him you are my son, I love you and will always pray for you. I have nothing in my heart but love whether that person is a Christian or not.” he said.

He assured his followers that he would be back to his duty post as soon as possible. He used the opportunity to also preach the message of total consecration and the need for believers to carry their cross and follow Christ.

He said, “The Lord Jesus never told us to retaliate or fight. He never said we should return evil for evil. But return good for evil. Let us pray and let us be law-abiding”


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