Pope Francis condemns attacks on Christians in Niger.
According to media reports, Pope Francis said at his January 21 general audience that “war must not be waged in the name of God.” He said this while he decried attacks on Christians in Niger. Pope urged for prayers that “religious sentiment never give rise to violence, oppression, and destruction.”
Recently, parishes, houses of Christians and churches were attacked in different parts of the West African nation Niger in response to Charlie Hebdo magazine caricatures which provoked Muslims. These protestors in Niger even looted the homes of Christians apart from setting more than 40 Churches on fire.