Pope Francis calls for end to 'madness of war'

(AGI) Vatican City, Sept 14 - Pope Francis renewed his appealfor peace on Sunday, speaking about his visit on Saturday to aFirst World War memorial in Northern Italy. "We have yet tolearn the lesson of the madness of war," he said, following themidday Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square on Sunday."Yesterday I went to Redipuglia to the Austrian-Hungariancemetery and the Military Shrine where I prayed for those whodied in the Great War. The numbers are shocking: around eightmillion young soldiers and seven million civilians killed. Thisshows us that war is madness

(AGI) Vatican City, Sept 14 - Pope Francis renewed his appealfor peace on Sunday, speaking about his visit on Saturday to aFirst World War memorial in Northern Italy. "We have yet tolearn the lesson of the madness of war," he said, following themidday Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square on Sunday."Yesterday I went to Redipuglia to the Austrian-Hungariancemetery and the Military Shrine where I prayed for those whodied in the Great War. The numbers are shocking: around eightmillion young soldiers and seven million civilians killed. Thisshows us that war is madness and that humanity has yet to learnthe lessons from this madness." . .