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Pope Francis says world is at war

Pope Francis says the world is at war, but is stressing that it’s not a war of religions.

Francis speaks to reporters on the papal plane en route from Rome to Poland, where he began a five-day visit Wednesday.

Asked about the slaying of a priest in a Normandy church on Tuesday, Francis replies: “The real word is war…yes, it’s war. This holy priest died at the very moment he was offering a prayer for all the church.”

He went on: “I only want to clarify, when I speak of war, I am really speaking of war … a war of interests, for money, resources. … I am not speaking of a war of religions, religions don’t want war. The others want war.”

AP

Pope Francis leaves for Poland with an Alitalia flight from the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Telenews/ANSA via AP Photo)
Pope Francis leaves for Poland with an Alitalia flight from the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Telenews/ANSA via AP Photo)

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