In September 2014, Pope Francis first warned that a “piecemeal” World War III may have already begun with the crimes, massacres, and destruction occurring all over the world.
“War is madness,” the Pope said at a memorial to 100,000 Italian soldiers at Redipuglia cemetery near Slovenia and he paid tribute to the victims of all wars. Pope Francis has often condemned the idea of war in God’s name.
Pope Francis condemned the Paris attacks, referring to them as a “piecemeal World War III.” The level of violence around the world is rising rapidly, fueled chiefly by militant Islamists. There can be no question that the world is at war. It is different from all the previous wars. Each war is unique thanks to the abuse of new technology, but the casualties keep rising.