Pope Francis: Christians are persecuted and the world tries to hide it,

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 Pope Francis: Christians are persecuted and the world tries to hide it,”
Asia News, March 15, 2015

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Christians “are persecuted, and the world tries to hide it. I ask the Lord, implore the Lord for peace in Pakistan,” said Pope Francis after the midday Angelus. He had mentioned as much when he introduced the midday Angelus in which he stressed that God “loves us, really love us, and loves us very much! This is simplest expression that sums up the whole Gospel, faith, and theology. God loves us freely and boundlessly. This is how God loves us.”…
Right after the Angelus, the pope gave an unscripted address to the crowd. “Dear brothers and sisters,” he said, “it is with sorrow, a lot of sorrow that I learnt of today’s terrorist attacks against two churches in the city of Lahore, in Pakistan, which have resulted in many dead and wounded. “They are Christian churches. Christians are persecuted. Our brothers shed blood only because they are Christian. As I assure you of my prayers for the victims and their families, I call upon the Lord, I beseech the Lord, source of all good, [to deliver] the gift of peace, and harmony to that country. May the persecution against Christians, which the world is trying to hide, come to an end, and may there be peace.”…