Pope Francis On ISIS Persecution Of Christians: ‘We Are In World War Three’

Pope Francis has told a group of Jewish leaders “first it was your turn and now it is our turn” in a discussion about the persecution and murder of Christians in the Middle East. The leader of the Catholic faith drew a comparison between the Jewish Holocaust and ISIS’s current persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq during a meeting with 40 Jewish leaders at the Vatican on Wednesday. “Pope Francis told us privately that he believes we are in World War Three,” said Ronald S. Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress. “[Pope Francis] said ’first it was your turn and now it is our turn’.

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