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Pontiff recalls World War I centenary: ‘no more war!’

Catholic World News - July 28, 2014

At the conclusion of his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis recalled that July 28 marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I.

“As we remember this tragic event, I hope that the mistakes of the past won’t be repeated, but that the lessons of history be taken into account, that the demands of peace through patient and courageous dialogue are always made to prevail,” Pope Francis said.

“In particular, my thoughts go out to three areas of crisis: the Middle East, Iraq and Ukraine,” he added. “I ask that you continue to join me in prayer that the Lord may grant to the people and authorities of those areas the wisdom and strength needed to push ahead with the path of peace by addressing each dispute with the tenacity of dialogue and negotiation and with the force of reconciliation.”

Pope Francis continued:

Brothers and sisters, no more war! No more war! Above all, I think of the children, those who have been denied hope of a decent life, of a future: dead children, wounded children, maimed children, orphaned children, children who have remnants of war as toys, children who don’t know how to smile. Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it's time to stop! Stop, please!

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Jul. 29, 2014 8:50 PM ET USA

    Pope Francis will be listened to about as much as past popes were when they tried to stop WW I and WW II. Get ready for WW III. This time the aggressor will be Uncle Sam.

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