Pro-ISIS Group Circulated Image of Beheaded Pope on Poster Called "Christmas Blood"
Date of incident: November 17, 2017
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Islamist / Media / Private
The pro-ISIS Wafa Media Foundation released a propaganda poster with an image depicting a jihadist standing over the torso of a prisoner in an orange jumpsuit while holding the head of the Pope. Written next to the Pope's head is "Jorge Mario Bergoglio."
Some media analysts have noted that the use of the Pope's given name may have been to belittle the importance of his position as the head of the Catholic Church.
Sources: Catholic Herald and International Business Times
Photo credit: Casa Rosada (Argentina Presidency of the Nation) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons