(Rome) The Islamic State (IS) has published a photomontage depicting Pope Francis being beheaded by a jihadist.
The Beheading is an Islamic ritual murder in which the victim's throat is cut and then the head is separated from the trunk.
In February 2015, the 21 Coptic Christians were murdered by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya. In this way, in July 2016, the Catholic priest Jacques Hamel, was murdered while celebrating Holy Mass by IS followers at the altar.
The photomontage published by Wafa Media shows a real execution by an Islamic terrorist. The head of the victim was replaced with that of Pope Francis. Wafa Media has released photos and videos of correct executions in the past.
To ensure that there are no doubts, the head of the pope was labeled "Jorge Mario Bergoglio".
In the background is the black flag of the Islamic terrorist militia.
SITE made Intel Group, a private association that monitors terrorist activity on the Internet has attended to the post.
Last week, Wafa Media released the manifesto, "The Ghost of Terrorism." In English it states: "You will pay dearly your war against Islam. We will avenge the blood of Muslims on your soil. We will kill the boys, and the old ones will have to watch. "
According to Islamism expert Robert Spencer, who recently published the book Infidel's Guide to ISIS, threats against the Catholic church leader have been part of the Islamic State (IS) strategy since its inception. The Pope is considered the head of all Christianity (see also "We will Take Rome" - New video of the Islamic State (IS): picture of Pope Francis Torn).
According to Spencer, the IS is working on a calendar according to which the final collision, the "Armageddon", will occur in 2025. In his ranks it is claimed that Mohammed prophesied that the two Roman cities Constantinople and Rome would be conquered. In 1453 Constantinople fell into Muslim hands. Since the interwar period it is called Istanbul.
The fact that the Islamic State (IS) is precisely targeting the head of the church, despite being one of the most influential advocates of barrier-free migration and repeatedly protecting itself from Islam, is a mystery. Pope Francis was silent on the ritual murder of Abbé Jacques Hamel and said at the Assisi meeting of world religions that war was "worse" than "terrorism".
The hatred of the jihadists against Christianity is obviously stronger.
Text: Andreas Becker
Image: Il Timone
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Bogota (kath.net/KAP) The leader of the Colombian ex-guerrilla FARC, Rodrigo Londono Echeverry, has asked Pope Francis for forgiveness in a letter for the suffering that his organization caused in more than 50 years of civil war. "Your repeated references to God's infinite mercy make me plead for forgiveness for any tears or pain that we have inflicted upon the Columbian people or its citizens," wrote the "Maximo Lider" in a Friday, in the Colombian media, to the Pope, who is still in the South American country until Sunday.
Londono alias "Timochenko" or "Timoleon Jimenez" apologized for not being able to meet the pope personally for health reasons. He assured him, however, that the FARC wanted "to deny any expression of hatred or violence" and had the firm intention to forgive all those who were their enemies so far. "We feel the repentance needed to see our own mistakes and to ask for forgiveness for all the victims of our actions," the opposition politician said.
The basic intention of his grouping was a good one, "Timochenko" emphasized that justice was being sought for the excluded and persecuted of Colombia, as well as the overcoming of inequality and disadvantages. "We are dreaming that you and your father will understand us," the party leader now told Francis. He expressed his happiness and gratitude for the Pope's comments, according to which the exploitation of poor countries by rich people was just as displeasing as the rejection of diversity, or the contempt for human dignity by striving for profit.
Lodino's admiration for Francis was expressed in the most direct terms. "Since you took the first step into my country, I feel that something will finally change," says the Marxist leader. The pope is leaving a deep impression in the country's history, mobilizing all sections of the population and giving them a message, and shows the "tears of the emotion of men, women and children who admire your smile, your goodness and the splendor in your eyes. Only a saint like you does that," wrote Lodono, who also compared the pope with his surname Francis of Assisi and Jesus.
The FARC had agreed to sign the peace treaty with the Colombian government, but some members of the government had refused to ratify their consent by being absent, complained the former Guerrilla. He asked Pope Francis, "with the great power of his prayer," to keep the Colombian people from "frustration" after the negotiations of peace had been an enormous force, Londono wrote. The FARC also prays for it.
The government and FARC had signed the peace treaty in November 2016, after four years of negotiation in Cuba. It was only through the signing that the guerrillas could be disarmed and demobilized, which in the summer became once again an opposition party with the same party leadership as a political force under the leadership of London.
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