Speaking after the assassination of Catholic priest Jacques Hamel in Normandy, Pope Francis told reporters that "the world has been at war for a while now." The pope placed the current conflict next to the two World Wars of the 20th century, saying "we had the war of 1914, then the war in 1939 and now this one."
The conflict, the pope stressed, is not a religious one. "When I speak of war, I am really speaking of war," the pope said, according to ABC News. He clarified that this meant "a war of interests, for money, resources, dominion of peoples."
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