Pope Francis has warned that a recent wave of jihadist attacks in Europe is proof that “the world is at war”.
However, the did stress that he did not mean a war of religions, but rather a conflict over “interests, money, resources”.
The Pope’s comments come ahead of his visit to Poland and in the wake of the brutal murder of Father Jacques Hamel. The 86 year old priest was horrifically killed at a morning mass in his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northern France.
Pope Francis told reporters: “The word we hear a lot is insecurity, but the real word is war.”
“We must not be afraid to say the truth, the world is at war because it has lost peace.”
“When I speak of war I speak of wars over interests, money, resources, not religion. All religions want peace, it’s the others who want war.”