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Pope Decries “Shameful and Culpable Silence” on Arms Sales “Drenched in Innocent Blood”


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Pope Decries “Shameful and Culpable Silence” on Arms Sales “Drenched in Innocent Blood”

Dan Froomkin

Pope Francis on Thursday gently scolded Congress on a variety of issues, from immigration to foreign policy, but on one unexpected topic — the weapons sales that fuel armed conflicts around the world — he couldn’t have been much more blunt.

He was speaking about his determination “to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world,” when he said this:


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It's refreshing--to say the least--to hear a Pope morally challenge the Mars Ruled state cum empire.