Another day, another statement from the Pope to make right wing-types tear out their last, sparse remaining hairs: at a rally in Turin, Italy, the pope condemned weapons manufacturers, suggesting they can’t consider themselves Christians.
According to Reuters, Pope Francis discarded his prepared remarks at a youth rally in Turin, speaking instead about “war, trust and politics.”
“It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons,” he said at one point. “That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it?” He also criticized anyone who invests in the weapons industry: “Duplicity is the currency of today ... they say one thing and do another.”
One of Pope Francis’s main missions is total nuclear disarmament; on Easter Sunday, worldwide talks to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program were getting underway, he prayed that they would be successful and that they would be “a definitive step toward a more secure and fraternal world.”
Pope Francis touches the faithful in Turin, Italy on June 21. Photo via AP Images