The Vatican’s ambassador to the United Nations has endorsed military action against the Takfiri group in Iraq and Syria, ISIL — an unusual move because the Vatican traditionally has opposed force in the region.

In an interview with the US Catholic website Crux, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi said ISIL militants were committing atrocities on a huge scale and the world needed to intervene.

“We have to stop this kind of genocide,” the Italian archbishop told Crux.
“Otherwise we’ll be crying out in the future about why we didn’t do something, why we allowed such a terrible tragedy to happen.”

Tomasi said a coordinated and “well-thought-out coalition” was needed to do everything possible to achieve a political settlement without violence.

“But if that’s not possible, then the use of force will be necessary,” he added.
Pope Francis has denounced the “intolerable brutality” being inflicted on Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria by ISIL militants.

Last month, ISIL kidnapped 220 Assyrians in the Tal Tamr area of Syria where the Takfiri militants have seized control of 10 Christian villages.

And the pope expressed his dismay after the group’s Libyan branch released a video showing the gruesome beheading of 21 mostly Egyptian Coptic Christians.

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Elize Schmidt
Elize Schmidt
2015-03-16 07:16

so he is favor of backing the USA and coalition genocide on secular Muslims and Christians and oust a legit government , cause that is ALL US and coalition are in Syria and Iraq and the entire Middle East for if someone BOTHERS to look at their track record , …… to “fight” the USA and coalition backed ISIS genocide on secular Muslims and Christians , what is his “view” on the Israeli Genocide ? … -_- never mind …. We Catholics have committed or allowed more genocides with our “convert or die” on people we preferred to call “savages”… Read more »