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Vatican Calls on Muslim Leaders to Condemn Violence Against Yizidis

The Vatican called on Muslim religious leaders on Tuesday to condemn “unspeakable criminal acts” by Islamic State militants who have taken a series of cities in northern Iraq, forcing tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis to flee their homes. “No cause, and certainly no religion, can justify such barbarity,” the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialog, an office set up to promote contact with other faiths, said in a statement. It said the plight of Christians,...

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