Pope Francis and the Catholic Church were directly threatened in a newly released video published by ISIS last Friday.

The video, entitled “The Islamic State – Inside the Caliphate,” was filmed in the Philippines and distributed by the ISIS affiliated media company al-Hayat. The video was filmed in Marawi, where the local government and ISIS have been warring over the control of the city since last May. Although government forces have slowly regained control over the city, fighting still continues and almost six hundred ISIS militants and over a hundred Philippine forces have died in combat.

The video depicts the destruction of a crucifix and a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, along with a direct threat to Pope Francis where they tore up a picture of the Supreme Pontiff. The video closes with the church ablaze with fire, an ISIS terrorist making direct threats to the Church and Rome saying

“Remember this, you kuffar (non Muslims) – we will be in Rome, we will be in Rome, inshallah. (god willing)After all their efforts, it would be the religion of the cross that would be broken. The crusaders’ enmity toward the Muslims only served to embolden a generation of youth.”

In response to the release of the video the Vatican Secretary of State and second highest ranking member of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, told reporters the Vatican has seen the video and recognizes that they are threatening the Church. He told reporters that although the Vatican has strong security measures in place and they won’t be adding more, the video is still troubling and that “Obviously, one cannot help but worry, above all for the senseless hatred that it is.”

The commander of the Swiss Guard, which defends and guards the Vatican, remarked that the Swiss Guard is ready and in place to defend the Vatican from any threats it may face and are prepared for attacks like the recent tragedies in Barcelona. He said that “It may be only a matter of time before such an attack takes place in Rome, but we are prepared for it.”

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22 COMMENTS

    • Only Jesus can crush the serpents head, He has and He will again. If you study your Bible more, you’ll know Our Father is God I have much respect for the pope, but only one Father we have, Praying for all to be wearing the armor of God at all times

    • Yes she has. Our Blessed Mother has her foot on the evil ones head and his minions can spew venom at us all they want but the final ending of this fight has long been known to the followers of the one true God.

  1. ISIS is targeting the wrong target. Their great great grand fathers tried to capture Rome but they were frustrated. ISIS will perish. Papacy has the experience of the most gruesome battles of this globe.

  2. The devil can never win this war if we pray the rosary and place our Trust in the Lord. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen and Amen.

  3. This is extremely disturbing! Not only does isis use what appears to be a girl around the age of 10 to threaten our Dear Pope and Church , And now we have to guard our Church against the cowards who would use this little girl whose life has only begun. God please send St. Michael and all of your most wise and strong angels to fight off our enemies who think to kill is brave and would take the wide road of hate instead of beautiful road of love. Help us to be courageous and loving in our lives now when fighting off the evil one is not always so obvious. When being right can come before love. Guide us Holy Spirit to love as you love and recognize the will of God always. Amen

  4. Um okaaaay… but God will not be willing. It was promised two thousand years ago that no power will stand against Peter and his church. Man you ISIS people need to just stop filming videos and pay more attention in church.

    Ok on a more serious note, we will stand by our Pope in prayer and action and if any evil strikes, we strike back with the might of a thousand saints, hosts of angels and one united church across all ages and nations. Nothing can prevail against Love.

  5. Isis can threaten all they want but CHRIST BUILT HIS CHURCH ON PETER THE ROCK IN CAESARI PHILLIPE WHERE THE GATES OF THE NETHER WORLD WERE LOCATED RIGHT IN THE CAVE BEHIND JESUS. PAN HAD A TEMPLE THERE AND WAS THE WICKED SHEPHERD. JESUS IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND WILL NEVER FAIL HIS FLOCK THROUGH HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS. MAY THE TRINITY DESTROY ALLAH AND HIS MINIONS.

  6. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

  7. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18

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