In message to Iraqi refugees, pope condemns world’s silence

An Iraqi Christian child who fled from violence in Mosul, Iraq, lies on a bed in 2014 at a church in Amman, Jordan. The world continues to be silent in the face of widespread persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, Pope Francis said. (CNS photo/Jamal Nasrallah, EPA)

Vatican City — v>The world continues to be silent in the face of widespread persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, Pope Francis said.