It is Christianity’s “turn” to suffer religious persecution, Pope Francis told a World Jewish Congress delegation visiting his home in Rome Wednesday night, saying that Christians are being killed while the world remains silent.
Pope Francis and World Jewish Council President Ronald Lauder both condemned attacks against the world’s Christians. Both condemned violence against Christians, particularly in the Middle East, where extremists with the Islamic State (ISIS) have targeted Christians in Iraq and Syria.
Pope Francis told the Jewish delegation, “In the world, there is still great suffering. First it was your turn. Now it’s our turn.”