Saturday, 4 April 2015
Pope Unhappy With 'Complicit Silence' Over Murder, Prosecution Of Christians
Pope Francis has condemned the killings carried out by al-Shabaab when they stormed the Garissa University College on Thursday during a Good Friday Colosseum procession yesterday.
The Catholic Pontiff spoke of the present-day persecution of Christians in parts of the Middle East and Africa in the hands of groups like ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda.
Earlier this year, the Pope had denounced the murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by ISIS-affiliated militants in February, saying they were killed simply for being Christian.
Pope Francis claimed that Christians in parts of the Middle East have been forced to flee their communities for fear of persecution.