Thomas Wiilliams, Breitbart, May 30, 2022
Pope Francis warned of dangers to world peace Monday, highlighting poverty, nationalism, and “unbridled greed.”
In our time, world peace is “threatened by forms of particularism and nationalism, driven by selfish interests and unbridled greed,” the pontiff told a delegation from B’nai B’rith International, a nonprofit Jewish organization. “This increases the risk, in the end, of even greater contempt for human dignity and rights.”
Dangerous forms of “extremism” also jeopardize the security of people in our world today, Francis said.
“The antidote to this escalation of evil is remembrance: remembrance of the past, remembrance of its wars, remembrance of the Shoah and of countless other atrocities,” he said, using the Hebrew term for the Holocaust.
“If the duty to care for others is incumbent upon every member of our human family, it applies even more to those of us who are Jews and Christians,” he declared, since helping the needy means respecting the will of God, who “protects the stranger and upholds the orphan and the widow.”
“We cannot be fully ourselves without watching out for our brothers and sisters. We cannot find the Eternal One without welcoming our neighbor,” he added.