Coptic Patriarch Calls 21 Beheaded Christians ‘Martyrs for the Faith;’ Pope Francis Says ‘Their Blood Confesses Christ’

The Coptic patriarch of Alexandria has responded to news that terror group ISIS has beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians by calling them “martyrs for the faith.” Pope Francis added that believers everywhere must rally behind the victims, saying that denominations don’t matter and all Christian blood is the same.