Pope Francis

In his sixth annual Easter Sunday address given in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Pope Francis called for  “reconciliation for the Holy Land, also experiencing in these days the wounds of ongoing conflict that do not spare the defenseless,’ clearly referring to Gazan casualties, most of who were known Hamas terrorists, killed while trying to breach Israel’s border.

Raymond Ibrahim

A document drafted by members of the global Christian community convening at the 3rd International Christian Forum held in Moscow, detailed how over the past 10 years the Middle East’s Christian population has shrunk by 80 percent and warned that unless current trends are reversed Christianity “will vanish” from its ancient homelands in a few years’ time.