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Holy Father’s World War III warning
September 19th, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Pope Francis speaks out against conflict during memorial service at Italy’s largest military cemetery
A ’piecemeal’ Third World War may have already begun, Pope Francis has warned. He was speaking during a visit to Italy’s largest military cemetery last Sunday, where he was commemorating the centenary of the First World War. “War is madness,” the Pope said at a memorial to 100,000 Italian soldiers at Redipuglia cemetery near Slovenia. “When will we learn this lesson? We must understand that hatred and evil are defeated with forgiveness and good, and to understand that responding with war only augments evil and death.” The Holy Father said it is believed that more than 8 million soldiers and 7 million civilians died during the First World War—a four-year-long conflict that began 100 years ago. The number of so many lost lives ‘lets us see how much war is insanity’ the Pope said at his morning visit to Italy’s largest war memorial—Redipuglia, a town in northeast Italy near the border with Slovenia. The memorial... continue reading.