Pope: The United Nations is powerless in the face of war – Politics

“After the Second World War, there was a lot of hope in the United Nations – says Pope Francis in an interview with the Argentine agency Telam -. I do not want to offend, I know that there are excellent people working, but at this point they do not have the strength. To establish themselves. ” “They help to avoid wars, and I think of Cyprus, where there are Argentine forces – he adds -. But to stop the war, to solve a conflict situation like the one we live in today in Europe, or like those who are suffering in other parts of the country. The world, they don’t have Authority. No insult. Just that their constitution does not give them power.” Asked whether the forces in the world and the weight of certain institutions have changed, the Pope asserts that “there are some worthy institutions in crisis or even worse, that are in conflict.” . “Those in crisis give me hope for possible progress – he notes -. But those in conflict are committed to resolving internal issues.” “At this moment, we need courage and creativity – warns Francis -. Without these two elements, we will not have international institutions that can help us overcome these very serious conflicts, these deaths.”

“War, unfortunately, is a cruelty of the day. In war you don’t dance to the minuet, you kill. And there’s an entire gun-selling structure in favor of it.” This was stated by Pope Francis in an interview with the Argentine news agency Telam. “Someone who is a statistician told me, I don’t remember the numbers, that if for a year the guns were not manufactured, there would be no hunger in the world – he asserts -. I think it is time to rethink the concept of a ‘just war.’ There may be a war fair, and there is a right to self-defense, but the way this concept is used today must be rethought.”

“In Europe they have a very sad experience of populism. A book has just been released called ‘The 1933 Syndrome’, which shows how Hitler’s populism arose. That is why I like to say: let’s not confuse populism with populism.” This is what Pope Francis said in an interview with the Argentine news agency Telam. “Popularity – he explains – is when people start their actions, express their ideas in a dialogue and are sovereign. Populism is an ideology that unites people, which tries to bring them together in one direction. And here, when you talk to them about fascism and Nazism, they understand what populism is.”

s.Putin, the media played my words Pope Francis, in an interview with Argentina’s Telam agency, emphasized about media manipulation, “They take a sentence out of context and make you say what you didn’t mean to say. In other words, you have to be very precise.” “For example, with the war – he continues – there was a whole controversy about my statement in a Jesuit magazine: I said that ‘there are no good people and no bad people here’ and explained why. This statement alone and they said: ‘The Pope does not condemn Putin!’ “The truth – explains the pontiff – is that the state of war is something more global, more serious, and there is no good or bad. We are all involved and this is what we must learn.”

In an interview with the Argentine news agency Telam, Pope Francis recalls that he has used the expression “world war in pieces” since 2014. “What is happening in Ukraine we live closely and for this we are concerned – he notes – but we think about Rwanda 25 years ago, and Syria 10 years ago Years, Lebanon with its internal conflicts or Myanmar today. What we see is happening for a long time.” “I have emphasized that the use and possession of nuclear weapons is an immoral act – continued the Pope. Solving matters by war means saying no to the ability to dialogue, because it is constructive, with men. This ability to dialogue is very important. I leave the war and turn to common behavior. Think about when you’re talking to people, and before you’re done, they’ll interrupt you and answer you. We don’t know how to listen to each other. Do not allow the other to have his say. We must listen. By listening to what he says and receiving it, we declare war first, that is, we cut off the dialogue. Because war is basically a lack of dialogue.” When I went to Redipuglia in 2014, to celebrate the centenary of the 1914 war, I saw the age of the dead in the cemetery and cried – Bergoglio recalls -. On that day I cried. On November 2, a few years later, I went to Anzio’s cemetery and when I saw the age of these dead boys, I cried again. I’m not ashamed to say it. What cruelty! And when the anniversary of the Normandy landings was celebrated, I thought of the 30,000 boys left lifeless on the beach. They opened the boats and ordered them: “Get down, get down,” while the Nazis waited for them. Is this justified? Visiting military cemeteries in Europe helps to achieve this.”

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