Pope sending envoy to Iraq to show solidarity with fleeing Christians, urges prayers in tweets

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Pope Francis kisses a child at the end of his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)The Associated Press

Details of his trip are still being worked out. Filoni acknowledged in an interview with Vatican Radio that the region is difficult to reach.

Amid new incursions by Islamic militants in Christian villages of northern Iraq, Francis beefed up his call for the international community to take measures to protect Christians from violence. On Friday he tweeted: “Please take a moment to pray for all those who have been forced from their homes in Iraq.”

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Taken from: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/08/pope-sending-envoy-to-iraq-to-show-solidarity-with-fleeing-christians-urges/

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