Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Pope Francis Warns North Korean Nuclear War Could Wipe Out 'Large Part of Humanity'
Vatican leader Pope Francis has warned that a "large part of humanity" could potentially be wiped out in a nuclear conflict with North Korea, as rhetoric from dictator Kim Jong Un continues to escalate.
"It's piecemeal but the pieces are getting larger, and are concentrated in places which were already hot," Francis told reporters when he was returning to Italy from Egypt on Saturday, CNN reported.
"Today a wider war would destroy, I won't say half of humanity, but a large part of humanity and culture. It would be terrible. I don't think humanity today could bear it."
The Roman Catholic Church leader further urged the United Nations and third-party intermediaries to find a "solution through diplomatic means" and avoid war with North Korea, which has been carrying out several missile tests over the past few months in President Trump's administration, just as it did during Obama's and George W. Bush's administrations.
"I think the United Nations has the duty to resume its leadership, because it has been watered down a bit," Francis said.
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