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Pope Francis: 'Many Powerful People Don't Want Peace because They Live Off War'


May 16, 2015
Jen Hayden / The Daily Kos & Redazione Ansa

Pope Francis said Monday that "many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war". The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to 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".

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/11/1384007/-Pope-Francis-Many-powerful-people-don-t-want-peace-because-they-live-off-war

Pope Francis: 'Many Powerful People Don't Want Peace because They Live Off War'
Jen Hayden / The Daily Kos

(May 11, 2015) -- Pope Francis, Pope of Popes, is once again making the news. This time for some incredibly powerful quotes about those who may have an agenda against peace:

Pope Francis said Monday that "many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war." The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to 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."

More on the Peace Factory:
The focus of the special audience was peace: how to build it, and how to keep it. Sponsored by the Fabbrica della pace
He ended his session with the children on a positive note:

"Whenever we do something together," said Pope Francis, "something good, something beautiful, everyone changes -- all of us change in some way -- and this does us good," he said. "All of us today should leave this encounter changed in some small way: but for the worse, or for the better?" he asked.

"For the better! For the better!" they cried, and Pope Francis agreed. He thanked them and blessed them, and sent them on their way.



Pope Says Many Powerful People Don't Want Peace
Francis Says Arms Production Is 'Industry of Death'

Redazione Ansa

VATICAN CITY (May 11, 2015) -- Pope Francis said Monday that "many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war". The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to 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".


Pope Francis Greets Children of the "Peace Factory"
Vatican Radio

Pope Francis met a group of some 7 thousand children on Monday, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. The focus of the special audience was peace: how to build it, and how to keep it. Sponsored by the Fabbrica della pace -- or, "Peace Factory" -- an interdisciplinary, non-governmental organization that promotes an integration, multiethnic and cross-cultural understanding through education, starting in the years of primary school.

Click below to the full report o Vatican Radio

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