Speaking during a homily at Mass early in 2017, Pope Francis declared there were now more Christian martyrs — men, women and children who had died for their faith in Christ — than during the first centuries of the life of the Church.
The Pope noted, however, that people would not hear much in the media about this worldwide assault on Christianity, this genocide in the Middle East. As Francis said, “It’s not newsworthy.”
This is, he said, a “humiliation” for Christians in the West. “Everything is easy for us,” he said.
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