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Pope Francis speaks on Christian Martyrdom, ISIS, and the Ecumenism of Blood

Education for Justice | Wed, Feb 18, 2015

By Deacon Keith Fournier
Source: Catholic Online

Pope Francis calls for a greater communion of Western and Eastern Christianity of all traditions as Christians face persecution around the world, particularly considering the murder of 21 Coptic Christians by the Islamic State earlier this week. The targeting of Christians by radical, militant Islamic groups has led to incidences of martyrdom of our Christian brothers and sisters, recalling Pope Francis' comments on the ecumentism of blood. Deacon Keith Fournier speaks on the ecumenism of blood in light of contemporary events. Read the full article here.