If not for all the corpses, the city might otherwise be numerous ancient ruins allowed to still be standing in a part of an otherwise thriving city.The mountain with the rugged cross at its top is a mystery if applied to Mesopotamia.After all, there are already half-destroyed cities in Syria and Iraq ...a result of the campaign of mass death carried out by either Bashar al-Assad or ISIS. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions.
To the Islamic State, formerly ISIS, formerly Al Qaeda in Iraq, responsible for unspeakable acts of blood-letting and carnage, especially against Christians, he is one of several iconic symbols representing what they hate most about the "infidel" Christian West.
They are known under the anacronyms of ISIS and ISIL, calling the territories they have raped, pillaged, ruined, and taken control of by force as a caliphate known as the Islamic State (IS).
How many Christians will die before Francis will feel OBLIGATED to visit Iraq or Syria and bless the bodies of the slain Christian martyrs is unknown.
This conflict may well be the ongoing Before any of that happens, there is a prophecy relating to a visiting pope: one who travels to a city watered by two rivers.
Nostradamus has identified the "land between two rivers" in certain other quatrains as an anti-Christian leader, who at this time would most likely be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State (IS), will order the Pope and everyone in his entourage to be gunned down during a visit to a river port city in Iraq or possibly in Syria.