Francis laments ‘folly of war’ in Palm Sunday address

Vatican City, Apr 10 (EFE).- Pope Francis on Sunday denounced the “folly of war” in a “violent and tormented world” during his Palm Sunday homily.

The sermon was attended by thousands of faithful for the first time after the pandemic.

“When we resort to violence, we show that we no longer know anything about God, who is our Father, or even about others, who are our brothers and sisters,” he said.

“We lose sight of why we are in the world and even end up committing senseless acts of cruelty,” the Pope said. “We see this in the folly of war, where Christ is crucified yet another time”.

“He is crucified in refugees who flee from bombs with children in their arms. He is crucified in the elderly left alone to die; in young people deprived of a future; in soldiers sent to kill their brothers and sisters,” he continued.

The celebrations for Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, began with the procession of palms in Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican, which was viewed by thousands of people for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic. EFE


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