ISIS is continuing its attack on Christians in Iraq after blowing up the Virgin Mary Church in Mosul, which had once served as a sanctuary for the remaining Christians in the region.
A source said the attack took place this weekend in Iraq’s Nineveh province. Sources say the group used improvised explosive devices to blow up the church, which had been used by the terrorist group to house some leaders of European, Arab, and East Asian origin.
“On Thursday evening, elements of the ISIS group detonated the Virgin Mary Church north of Mosul using improvised explosive devices,” a source told IraqiNews.
“The ISIS elements used the church as their headquarters for leaders of European, Arab and East Asian nationalities to live there.”
“The explosion destroyed the Church entirely,” the source added.
The attack was the latest action against Christians, who have become a popular target for the radical Islamist group. Last week, ISIS beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians because they were believers in Jesus Christ.
After hearing the news, Pope Francis said the men killed were “martyrs who belong to all Christians.”
Full article: ISIS Blows Up Church Of The Virgin Mary In Mosul As Terrorist Group ‘Aims To Wipe Out Christianity’ (Inquisitor)