Pope Francis: Arms Manufacturing Is ‘Industry of Death’
Outspoken Pope Francis is taking on the arms industry, lashing out at the “industry of death” — and condemning those who “live off war.”
The remarks came Monday in response to a question from one of the 7,000 teachers, parents and children participating in an audience with the Pontiff, ANSA reports.
“This is serious,” Francis said. “Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms. It’s the industry of death.”
According to the Catholic Herald, the audience was part of an Italian initiative called The Peace Factory at the Vatican, and his condemnation of the arms industry came in answer to a question from an Egyptian boy who asked why some powerful people do not help schools.
This Pope has condemned what he referred to as “unfettered capitalism”. He’s also spoken out against the growing economic inequality. Needless to say, the right wing is not happy with somebody telling them that the things they hold most holy are wrong.
I’m not saying that Pope Francis is a liberal on many issues, but he seems to be somebody that is truly concerned about making this a better world.