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Cardinal condemns the murder of 'peace-loving' Yazidis by ISIS militants

02/05/2015 9:43 pm

As many as 300 Yazidis held captive by Daesh - ISIS - in Iraq have been murdered by the militant group in a region west of Mosul according to Yazidi and Iraqi officials.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, has condemned the killings:

"I am deeply shocked by the brutal murder of these peace-loving people.

"The Yazidis I met in our recent visit to Erbil impressed me with their quiet dignity. I am sure that all people of decency will condemn these killings.

"I commend those who have been killed to the mercy of God and I pray earnestly for the peace of the region."