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Ahead of Middle East visit, Pope Francis condemns Islamic State violence

Nov 28, 2014    

Jerusalem: On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists.In an interview published today, Francis was quoted as saying that the persecution of Christians today is "the worst" it has been since Christianity's earliest days. "In Iraq, for example, barbaric, criminal indescribable things are being committed," he was quoted as telling the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot.Francis told the newspaper that the persecution of Christians, Yazidis and other ethnic commu...

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