Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pope Condemns Persecution of Christians by Mil.; Berates "Complicit Silence" on Christian Killings

Pope Francis condemned the "complicit silence" about the mass killing of Christians by militants during a Good Friday service yesterday in Rome, the BBC website reports today (April 4, 2015).

Tens of thousands of pilgrims joined him for the Way of the Cross ceremony, recalling Jesus' crucifixion.

Among the cross bearers were Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and Nigerians who had escaped Boko Haram persecution.

"We still see today our persecuted brothers, decapitated and crucified for their faith in you [Jesus], before our eyes and often with our complicit silence," Pope Francis said, presiding over the ceremony at the Colosseum.

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