On Wednesday, Pope Francis said “the world is at war” following the ISIS-linked terrorist attack in France that left a Normandy priest with his throat slit.
While speaking to reporters while on his way to Krakow, Poland from Rome, Pope Francis declared, “the world is at war because it has lost the peace.” In Poland, he will spend a five day visit for the World Youth Day celebrations.
The Pope condemned the terrorist attack on a priest in France as well as other recent attacks that had links to ISIS.
“It’s war, we don’t have to be afraid to say this,” Pope Francis said. He added that the war is not with religions and that only “the others want war.”
“There is war for money,” Pope Francis said. “There is war for natural resources. There is war for the domination of peoples,” but not religious war.
Roughly 20,000 Polish police have been deployed to other security officials have been sent to cover the World Youth Day celebration, which is one of the biggest catholic celebrations in the world. Up to 2 million young people are expected to take part in the event.