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Pope Francis wept for crucified Christians

The website of Vatican Radio published a few days ago reported a nun, Sister Raghida, who had been denounced in Syria and crucifixions of Christians in villages occupied by Muslim extremist groups

Francis Pope confessed that he cried at the news published by some media that some Christians were crucified in the last days "in a non-Christian country," he said in his homily at Mass every morning officiates at his residence, Santa Marta.

"I cried when I saw in the news media of Christians crucified in a non-Christian country," said the Pope in reference to what happened in Syria recently.

Pope referring to the Gospel and the persecution of the early Christians added that "even today there are people like that in the name of God, kill and chase."

He noted that "even today we see so many who, like the apostles, they feel" happy at being deemed worthy to suffer dishonor for the name of Jesus. "

On the persecution of Christians in many parts of the world, Francisco said that "many" and recalled that "there are countries in which only take the Gospel, you go to jail."

But these stressed "joy" for being Christians, "the joy of so many brothers and sisters who in history have felt this joy, this happiness at being deemed worthy to suffer dishonor for the name of Jesus."

traslation: Belén Zapata