Unnamed sources close to the Vatican indicate that the Holy See may have had just about enough of the popular Muslim past time of burning down churches and brutally persecuting Christians … something which is especially popular today, throughout much of the Middle East.
Religious refugees constitute the poorest of the poor. These people have lost everything; their homes, their ancestral places of worship, and often, even their citizenship, and until now, absolutely no one has come forward to take up their defense.
According to sources, a heavily armed, 4th generation fleet of stealthy drone aircraft (code name, ANJL) will soon begin patrol over such areas, 24/7 and 365. The stated objective is to be able to instantly respond to attacks against Christians and Christian infrastructure, day and night, in every type of weather, with overwhelming defensive force.
An elite unit of the Swiss Guard is said to be training to pilot the fleet and maintain the necessary electronic infrastructure, while a consortium of Italian aircraft manufacturers and Israeli electronics companies continue to work out the technical and logistical details. The actual deployment date remains top secret.
Pope Francis was unavailable for comment. Vatican officials claim to have no knowledge of such a program.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:
841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”330
On the legitimate defense of persons and societies
Editor’s note: Of course, this story is purely fictional, but one thing is certain: It’s time for persecution of Christians in the Middle East (and everywhere) to come to an end. God will not permit these rank injustices against the People of God and the Mystical Body of Christ to go on forever. Nor should we. (Suggested reading: The Book of Exodus.)