From the article at Daily Kos
Pope Francis said Monday that “many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war”. The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. “This is serious,” Francis told the children.
“Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.
“It’s the industry of death”.
Pope Francis has said so many things that make sense. Although I’m not joining anytime soon, or any other religious organization, he has made me think of the Catholic Church in a new light. Although I know there are still views that he has that I don’t agree with, he seems by and large a true force for good, someone that is striving for economic justice, environmental sanity, and peace.
A note to people of other sects and faiths: If you want to be taken seriously outside of your bubble of fellow believers, do things in the name of your religion that actually bring about a better world.
Why should it be that Pope Francis seems to tower above so many religious leaders? Why is it such a shock that an extremely high ranking religious leader is actually standing against so many of the things that cause human suffering?