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Pope Francis, at navy cemetery, tells arms producers: ‘Cease!’


Pope Francis passes graves, earlier than a Mass on the U.S. World Struggle II cemetery on the day Christians all over the world commemorate their lifeless, in Nettuno, close to Rome, Italy, November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

ROME Pope Francis, in a go to to a navy cemetery on the day Catholics keep in mind their lifeless, on Tuesday urged arms producers to “cease” as a result of conflict “swallows up the kids of the homeland.”

On All Souls Day, the Pope stated a Mass on the French navy cemetery in Rome, burial place of about 1,900 French and Moroccan troopers killed in World Struggle II.

Pope Francis, who visits a cemetery annually on the day of remembrance, laid white roses and stopped to wish at a number of the tombs and talked about that one learn “Unknown, Died for France, 1944.”

“Not even a reputation. However within the coronary heart of God, there are all our names. That is the tragedy of conflict,” he stated in an improvised sermon.

“However … will we battle sufficient in order that there are not any wars, in order that there are not any economies of nations which can be strengthened by the weapons business?” he stated.

“These tombs are a message of peace. Cease brothers and sisters, cease. Cease, arms producers, cease!” he stated, calling these buried on the cemetery among the many many “victims of conflict, which swallows up the kids of the homeland.”

Pope Francis has made many requires disarmament and has stated that nuclear weapons ought to be banned as a result of even their possession for deterrent causes is “perverse” and indefensible.

When the situation of the Mass was introduced final month, an Italian group protested, saying the selection was an offense to victims of Moroccan troopers, often known as Goumiers, who dedicated many random murders and raped many Italian ladies within the countryside between Naples and Rome as allied forces moved up the Italian peninsula.

One such incident was immortalized within the 1960 neo-realist movie by Vittorio De Sica “Two Ladies,” starring Sophia Loren, which instructed the story of a lady and her daughter who have been each raped by Moroccan troopers south of Rome.

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