War is madness, says Pope

(AGI) Redipuglia, Sept 13 - In his homily at a Mass at themilitary shrine of Redipuglia on Saturday, marking thecentenary of the First World War, Pope Francis said war wasmadness. Around 10,000 people attended the service, most ofthem local residents. The Pope referred to the beauty of thelandscape and the people who lived there, men and women workingto bring up their families, children playing and the elderlywith their dreams. Some 100,000 Italian First World Warsoldiers are buried at Redipuglia, only 39,000 of thempositively identified. . .

(AGI) Redipuglia, Sept 13 - In his homily at a Mass at themilitary shrine of Redipuglia on Saturday, marking thecentenary of the First World War, Pope Francis said war wasmadness. Around 10,000 people attended the service, most ofthem local residents. The Pope referred to the beauty of thelandscape and the people who lived there, men and women workingto bring up their families, children playing and the elderlywith their dreams. Some 100,000 Italian First World Warsoldiers are buried at Redipuglia, only 39,000 of thempositively identified. . .