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Pope Francis prays for change of hearts of the ISIS extremists


Pope Francis has prayed to God to “convert the hearts of those who sow death and destruction” subsequent to a series of noxious attacks carried out by the Islamic State group in Syria. On Wednesday, May 25, the Pontiff left the stony hearts of ISIS in prayers, so that God would melt them and create in them compassion for others.

Pope Francis during his homily

While addressing the general audience during his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square, the Pontiff also prayed for “eternal rest to the victims” and “consolation to their relatives” followed by the suicide attacks in the Syrian regime’s coastal hub that claimed more than 150 people on Monday, May 23.

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At this occasion Pope Francis lamented over the fact that, virtually all those who fell a prey of the seven explosions which targeted bus stations, hospitals and other civilian sites in Jableh and Tartus were “unarmed civilians.” He went on to voice his grief that eight of the victims were children. Islamic State later claimed responsibility of the blasts, in a statement and declared that these attacks were carried out in retaliation to the Russian air strikes against militants’ hideouts and Syria’ Regime.