The power and the point of forgiveness is brilliantly illustrated by Bishop Angaelos, who said: “When it comes to crimes perpetrated against us, there is only one way forward, and that is to forgive. If we don’t forgive what do we have? Retaliation, resentment and anger, but no solution and no closure.” And of course, this is what sets Christianity apart, both as a worldview and as a faith. Forgiveness is part of the Christian DNA.
The International Catholic Weekly News publication The Tablet published an article written by His Grace Bishop Angaelos entitled “Pray for those who persecute you”
While their captors sought to humiliate them by saying they were “of the Cross”, these men were faithful witnesses to our Lord Jesus Christ, calling on his name in prayer while their lives were brutally taken from them.