“I have been talking for some time, we are experiencing the third world war in pieces”. The Pope reiterated this in an interview with Fabio Marchese Ragona, broadcast by Canale 5. “That of Ukraine wakes us up a bit because it is close, but Syria has been in a terrible war for 13 years. Yemen how much? Myanmar, everywhere in Africa. The world is at war. It hurts so much, it hurts so much. Then, even hunger, the cold, has so many things that a war brings you, destruction. The arms trade. The arms industry, an industry that instead of advancing humanity does things to destroy. We are crazy. I’ll tell people, please, let’s not be afraid, but let’s cry a little. We miss crying today about these cruelties ”. Bergoglio recalled: “I have received many children from Ukraine here who bring them to the audience. No one smiles, no one, they greet you but no one can smile, who knows what that child saw…”.
The Pope once again denounced “the madness of war and it always happens like this, with regard to other parts, it’s like this, it’s like this. War began with Cain. The Cainistic Spirit. Who kills out of jealousy, kills for an interest, you know? It’s ugly. Now the social consequences, the consequences throughout Europe”.
Bergoglio did not fail to reflect on the consequences of war: “These are the effects of war, prices fly, objectivity is lost. It cannot be maneuvered because everything is connected. Everything is connected. There are some countries, I am thinking of Yemen, where there is the possibility of starving children. And this (pointing to the bill, ed) is the inflation typical of war. This is gas, then there’s light. I once remember a lady who had fought in the Second World War (Ed), I met her in Buenos Aires, she had two children and her husband who died at the front, and when she spoke, that phrase remained in my heart: ‘we had hungry, we were hungry’. Neither you nor I know what it was, what it is, to go hungry. Will we know, maybe? There are many people who are already starting to know (pointing to the bill, ed)”.