ISIS has released a new propaganda video showing their plans to march down the Vatican with military tanks and platoons of fighters. The concept of the video played around an Islamic prophecy which states that the end of the world happens when believers and crusaders fight at the Holy See.
The video, first reported by The Express suggests that the end of the world involves the final apocalyptic battle between believers and crusaders looms. It shows military vehicles and an exodus of ISIS fighters attacking the Colosseum and the Vatican City. The narrator said the terrorist organization will conquer Rome, destroying with them all Christian emblems. Part of this final war is taking Christian women as slaves, as said by the narrator. The video ended with Rome pulverized into sand.
In November, Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal PietroParolin, admitted that Vatican is vulnerable to the attack of the ISIS. Nevertheless, the Church will not be gripped with fear.
“The Vatican could be a target because of its religious significance. We are capable of increasing the level of security in the Vatican and the surrounding area. But we will not let ourselves be paralyzed by fear,” Parolin was quoted as saying by The Pilot. His statement was made in the aftermath of the deadly Paris attack. “What happened in France highlights the fact that no one can consider themselves excluded from (the threat of) terrorism,” he added. He also expressed support that for a global military against the ISIS.
In his visit to the Central African Republic, Pope Francis called for Christians to treat each other as brothers and sisters. “We must therefore consider ourselves conduct ourselves as such. We are well aware that the recent events and acts of violence which have shaken your country were not grounded in properly religious motives. Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace,” the pontiff said.