Pope Francis Urges Nations To ‘Feed People, Not Wars’ In Address At U.N. WFP

Deutsche Welle: Pope condemns ‘paradox’ of guns but no food in conflict zones
“Pope Francis told a meeting at the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) that preventing supplies from reaching war zones was a violation of international law, adding that the world faced a ‘strange paradox.’ Francis’ visit to the WFP was the first by a pope to the Rome-based organization — which provides emergency food aid for 80 million people in 80 countries…” (6/13).

Reuters: ‘Feed people, not wars,’ pope says in address to U.N. food agency
“Pope Francis on Monday condemned the use of hunger as a ‘weapon of war’ and lamented the fact that it was easier to move weapons across borders than the aid needed to keep civilians alive…” (Pullella, 6/13).

U.N. News Centre: Visiting U.N. food relief agency, Pope Francis shines spotlight on urgent need to end hunger
“…He added that WFP is an example of how one can work throughout the world to eradicate hunger through a better allotment of human and material resources by strengthening the local community. He called for member states of the U.N. to decisively increase their commitment to cooperate with WFP…” (6/13).

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