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Path of violence and hate is blasphemous ideology, says Pope

19 November 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
 
Pope Francis has reiterated his view that we are in the midst of a Third World War following the slaughter by Islamic State (IS) terrorists of 129 innocent people in Paris on 13 November.He was speaking following a statement by French President François Hollande this week that France is at war with IS.The Pope was asked on the Italian station TV2000, “You spoke many times about a Third World War … in pieces ...” Francis interjected, “Yes, this is a piece of it. There is no justification for such things … Neither religious, nor human. This is not human.”Speaking at the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday he acknowledged the distorted religious roots of this war. “I want to vigorously reaffirm that the path of violence and hat




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