†Pope demands that the world stop ‘hiding’ anti-Christian persecution †| Crux

Pope demands that the world stop ‘hiding’ anti-Christian persecution

Pope demands that the world stop ‘hiding’ anti-Christian persecution

By Inés San Martín

Vatican correspondent March 15, 2015

ROME — Pope Francis on Sunday said he felt great pain over two recent bomb attacks outside Christian churches in Pakistan, and asserted that the world is “trying to hide” anti-Christian persecution.

† “These are Christian churches. Christians are persecuted, our brothers spill their blood simply because they are Christians,”† the pontiff said after his regular Sunday Angelus address.

† “I pray to the Lord that the persecution against Christians, that the world is trying to hide, comes to an end. Let there be peace!”†  Francis said.

Pope Francis has repeatedly spoken against attacks on Christians around the world. Last February, while condemning the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts by militants of the Islamic State in Libya, the pontiff said

† “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,” he said. “The martyrs belong to all Christians.”

Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers exploded themselves near two churches — one Catholic, one Protestant — in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside, killing 14 people and injuring 80, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country.

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