Pope condemns 'barbaric violence' of Islamic State




 
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November 29th, 2014  
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Topic: Pope condemns 'barbaric violence' of Islamic State


By Philip Pullella and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Friday fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping Islamist militants carrying out "barbaric violence" in Syria and Iraq. In a speech to Turkey's top cleric, Francis said "an extremist and fundamentalist group" had subjected entire communities in Turkey's southern neighbors to "barbaric violence simply because of their ethnic and religious identity. ...




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