Vatican condemns 'barbarity' of attacks against Iraq's Christians

August 12, 2014 2:10 PM

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Vatican condemns 'barbarity' of attacks against Iraq's Christians

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican is urging Muslim leaders to denounce the "barbarity" of the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and other minorities in Iraq, saying their credibility is on the line.

The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the main Vatican office that deals with the Muslim world, said Tuesday that the forced expulsions and massacres of Christians and minority Yazidis shamed humanity and couldn't be justified by any religion.

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