(IraqiNews.com) On Monday, Pope Francis of the Vatican expressed his extreme sorrow over the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by ISIS in Libya, asserting the unity of all Christians regardless of their sects.
The Pope said, speaking in his mother language, Spanish, instead of Italian that he uses in the most formal occasions, that, “Their only prayer was: “Jesus, help me”,” adding that, “They were killed simply for being Christians.”
Leader of the Catholic community, with a follower base of up to 1.2 billion people in the world, said that confronting this terrorist oppressor is “legal.”
“The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out to be heard…It makes no difference whether they be Catholics, Orthodox, Copts or Protestants. They are Christians! Their blood is one and the same. Their blood confesses Christ.”