Kidnapped Christians used as currency to fund ISIS

Catholic Priest, Altar
Catholic Priest, Altar

Christians in the Middle East still live in fear as the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) remains unchallenged in Iraq and Syria. Christian organizations are attempting to help Christians, but for many, it is too late.

“Christians have become a form [of] currency in this tragedy,” explained John Newton, spokesman for Aid to the Church in Need, to the Christian Post. “I know of one priest who was kidnapped for two months… they asked for a ransom of $120,000, which the family managed to raise and deliver… But hours later, the priest was killed and his body cut up, with pieces of him sent in a box to the family.”

You can read the rest of the story at Breitbart. Then take a few minutes to pray for the safety of Christians in that region.

Photo credit MaterDeiParish

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