Pope Francis Makes Prayer Request After ISIS Threats-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A forwarded email claims Pope Francis made a prayer request after reports surfaced that ISIS plans to kill him and attack the Vatican.
Reports surfaced in August 2014 that the terrorist group ISIS was targeting Pope Francis and planning an attack on the Vatican, but Vatican officials dismissed the so-called threats.
II Tempo, an Italian newspaper, cited Israeli sources that said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was targeting Pope Francis in an August 2014 report. The report said the number of jihadists in Italy was on the rise because of an increase in unidentified immigrants throughout the country.
A Vatican official quickly dispelled reports that Pope Francis and the Vatican were targeted by ISIS. The Catholic News Agency reported that a Vatican official said, “There is nothing serious to this. There is no particular concern in the Vatican. This news has no foundation.”
Italian government officials, however, took the treat more seriously. The country issued a terrorism alert and warned that ISIS could launch attacks on “sensitive targets” in Rome and elsewhere, including the Holy See and Catholic churches, the Daily Beast reports.
For his part, Pope Francis has spoken against ISIS violence toward Christians and other people in the Middle East. But he stopped short of supporting U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, the Christian Post reports.
“War is never a satisfactory way to right injustices,” Pope Francis said. “War leads people into a spiral of violence which becomes difficult to control. It destroys what it has taken generations to establish and leads the way to even worse conflicts and injustices.”
Please pray for the health and protection of our Pope Francis…. just a simple Hail Mary (read below). Especially now that ISIS has targeted the Vatican and plans to assassinate the Pope! Please read all below and forward to friends… the goal is ten million Hail Marys for our dear Pope!!
POPE FRANCIS MAKES A REQUEST
THE HOLY FATHER MAKES A REQUEST FOR PRAYERS THAT GOD PROTECTS HIM AND GIVES HIM FORCES TO MEET THIS DIFFICULT TASK … SO BE IT!!
Our goal is to reach ten million Hail Mary’s for Pope Francis.
This campaign started today. Send this message to all Catholic friends or even to those who like him
We pray for the Holy Father that the heavenly Mother intercedes for him and protects him in his ministry:
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Do not forget to forward this message to as many friends. We want to reach ten million Hail Marys.