Pope Francis has condemned persecution against Christians in a revealing interview with Spanish ‘La Vanguardia’ magazine, in which he also addressed fundamentalism, poverty and his own legacy.
“What I would like to be clear on is one thing, I am convinced that the persecution against Christians today is stronger than in the first centuries of the Church,” the Pontiff declared according to an article published last week.
“Today there are more Christian martyrs than in that period. And, it’s not because of fantasy, it’s because of the numbers.”
He added: “The persecuted Christians are a concern that touches me very deeply as a pastor…In some places it is prohibited to have a Bible or teach the catechism or wear a cross.”
Notice he doesn’t name the persecutors. Probably because he’s already licked their privates in public:
Pope Francis’ insistence in his new apostolic exhortation that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence” is drawing negative reviews from some analysts of the religion who point to the Islamic holy book’s calls to wage war against nonbelievers.
Apparently the Muslim oppressors of Christianity, despite a 1500 year history of doing exactly that, aren’t “authentic Muslims.”