In the wake of Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq, Tom Doyle, said that more Muslims are coming to Christ, an indication that the church is growing.
Doyle with his wife, JoAnn, co-authored the book: “Woman Who Risk: Secret Agents for Jesus in the Muslim World.”
During the Pope’s whirlwind visit to Iraq, he called on Christians to forgive ISIS and others who persecuted them. Doyle said that’s a difficult task, but those who are able to do so find a blessing.
The pope’s visit stirred the hopes of Christians who for years have suffered at the hands of Islamic groups like the Islamic state.
Pope Francis traveled throughout Iraq from Baghdad in the south to Erbil, Mosul, and Qaraqosh in the north. To Christians who faced the worst persecution at the hands of ISIS, he brought a message of hope.
In one of his messages, he said, “Certainly, there will be moments when faith can waiver when it seems that God does not see or act. This was true for you in the darkest days of the war, and it is true too in these days of global health crisis and great insecurity. At times like these, remember that Jesus is by your side. Do not stop dreaming. Do not give up. Do not lose hope.”
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