Pope Highlights World Conflicts In Christmas Address
In his second-ever Christmas address Pope Francis condemned terrorist groups, highlighting the suffering brought on by religious violence.By Sebastian Martinez | December 25, 2014
Pope Francis took part of his second ever Christmas address to talk about the victims of religious violence in some of the world's worst conflict regions.
The pope said, "I ask him, the savior of the world to look upon our brothers and sisters in Iraq and Syria, who for too long now have suffered the effects of ongoing conflict..."
In doing so, the pope demonstrated his characteristic attention to current events, also mentioning the conflict in Nigeria, where terrorist group Boko Haram has looked to implement its interpretation of Islam through killings and hostage-taking. (Video via CNN, Boko Haram)