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'War is the industry of death!' Pope Francis tells children

Peace: how to build it and how to maintain it. That was the focus of a special audience with Pope Francis. Some 7,000 children of several

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'War is the industry of death!' Pope Francis tells children

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Peace: how to build it and how to maintain it. That was the focus of a special audience with Pope Francis.

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Many powerful people don't want peace, because they feed off war. It is the industry of death!

Some 7,000 children of several nationalities gathered to listen to the Pontiff’‘s address at Paul VI Hall in Vatican City. A number of them introduced themselves to the Pope in Italian.

During the course of the gathering, Francis fielded a number of questions from the children.

“Peace must be built every day,” he told one child. “Peace is not an industrial product, it is a handmade product! Many powerful people don’t want peace, because they feed off war. It is the industry of death!”

The audience was sponsored by Peace Factory , a non-governmental organisation promoting integration and multi-ethnic and cross-cultural understanding through education.