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'War is madness' says Pope Francis

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'War is madness' says Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has slammed the violence of the age saying “war is madness.”

The Pontiff was speaking at a Austro-Hungarian cemetery in northern Italy, the final resting place of 100,000 Italian soldiers killed in the First World War.

Francis said calls for peace are now ever more urgent as violence rages in the Middle-East, Ukraine and parts of Africa.