Archbishop Tomasi - Religions Must Globalize Peace ZENIT

28 Aug 2016

Fundamentalist groups use religion to carry out inhuman crimes. There are those that react by proposing a war on religions, and those who, instead, like Pope Francis, explain that greed for money, power, control of territory and resources is behind war. This greed uses religion to mask itself.

Recent Pontiffs have opposed armed conflicts crying out, as Pius XII did before World War II: “Nothing is lost with peace. Everything can be lost with war.”

In regard to religions, Pope Francis is convinced that their mobilization can halt war and guarantee peace. In order to understand the Holy See’s point of view on the present situation, ZENIT interviewed Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi, who at various times in his long service to the Church has been Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, Apostolic Nuncio in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the United Nations in Geneva.



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