“Jesus, help me.”
Pope Francis paused during his address last month before a group of Catholics from Scotland to recall the stirring prayer of the 21 Egyptian Copts as they prepared for their execution at the hands of Islamic State militants: “Jesus, help me.”
“They were killed simply for the fact they were Christians,” Pope Francis said, according to a report from Vatican Radio.
“The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out to be heard.”
Amid the horror of the Islamic State’s campaign of religious cleansing, the Pope underscored the truth that Catholics, Orthodox and Copts have shared the same fate and a newfound unity as they enter into the passion of...READ MORE