Pope Francis delivers a speech March 15, 2013, during a meeting of the world’s cardinals.
Thu Jan 2, 2014 1:34PM GMT
By Finian Cunningham
In his annual New Year’s address, Catholic Pope Francis sounded particularly vexed when he urged an end to wars and conflict.
“What on Earth is happening in the hearts of men? What on Earth is happening in the heart of humanity?” the pontiff decried to tens of thousands gathered in St Peter’s Square, Rome, earlier this week.
“It’s time to stop!” he added in anguished tone and urged the world to “listen to the cry for peace”.
The Pope’s anti-war sentiment and desire for peace is laudable. But he needs to do more than merely issue vague exhortations.
As the figurehead of some one billion Catholics around the world, Pope Francis needs…
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