Pope Francis: War is madness

On Sunday June 2 — Republic day in Italy — Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the morning for a group of 80 people, led by the Military Ordinariate of Italy. The group included the relatives of Italian soldiers killed in peacekeeping missions, as well as a number of wounded soldiers. Pope Francis commented on the Sunday Gospel, which tells the story of the centurion who asks for the healing of his servant, and referred to the theme of conflicts, war, and peace. “When we say ‘God loves everybody,’ it is because He loves every individual person, He has a relationship with each one and hears each person’s prayers. Today we have come to pray for our dead, our wounded, for those victims of the madness that is …

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