Pope Francis said Monday that “many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war”.
This is very contrary to the message we usually send children about how noble and glorious war is. We let them believe that people go to war only as a last resort.
He answered a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. “This is serious,” Francis told the children. “Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms….It’s the industry of death.”