Vatican cardinal characterizes Islamic State as satanic
November 19, 2015
Speaking at an ecumenical conference in Germany, Cardinal Kurt Koch characterized the Islamic State as a “satanic terrorist organization,” according to a report from the Katholische Presseagentur news agency.
The prelate, who serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, was addressing an audience of 650 in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Referring to an “ecumenism of blood,” he said that Christians’ lives are threatened in 25 nations and that it is an “odd phenomenon” that the media ignore this truth.
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