VATICAN: Pope Francis condemns the brutal persecution of Iraqi Christians by the IS jihadists.
Pope Francis has expressed distress and disbelief at the violence suffered by religious minorities in Iraq at the hands of the Islamic state militants, as he called on the international community to address the ongoing violence and “stop these crimes.”
Pope Francis while referring to IS’s actions said:
“All this gravely offends God and humanity. Hatred is not to be carried in the name of God. War is not to be waged in the name of God.”