Evoking the threat of nuclear war, the Pope warned that humanity, whoever was left, would have to start all over again on ‘the day after’

He said in the event of such a ‘final catastrophe’ humanity would have to “start from scratch”

Speaking during his weekly address on Wednesday, Pope Francis said that “extraordinary” technological progress and “a future full of machines” warrant some optimism, but noted that mankind could yet take another path.

“On the other hand, our imagination appears increasingly concentrated on the representation of a final catastrophe that will extinguish us. What happens with an eventual nuclear war,” he said. “The ‘day after’ this – if there will still be days and human beings – will have to start again from scratch. Destroying everything to start again from scratch.”

The Mail Online reports: The 85-year-old Francis dedicated his address at his weekly general audience to ageing and corruption in society, telling the Biblical story of the Great Flood that God used to punish a sinful and corrupt humanity and which only Noah and his family survived.

‘Our imagination appears increasingly concentrated on the representation of a final catastrophe that will extinguish us,’ he said, then departing from his prepared text to add: ‘such as that which would happen with an eventual atomic war.’

The day after, if there will still be days and human beings we will have to start again from nothing,’ he said, without specifically mentioning the Ukraine war in that part of the audience, held before several thousand people inside the Vatican.

Minutes later, however, he lowered his voice and using a sombre tone, read a prayer about the Ukraine war written by an Italian archbishop.

‘Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, we implore you to stop the hand of Cain,’ he said, referring to the Biblical character who turned on his own brother, attacking and killing him.

Francis, who has previously called the war an ‘unacceptable armed aggression’, did not name any countries on Wednesday.

The prayer continued, saying: ‘When you (God) have stopped the hand of Cain, take care of him also. He is our brother.’

Moscow says its action is designed not to occupy territory but to demilitarise and ‘denazify’ its neighbour.

Russia calls its action a ‘special military operation’. Previously, Francis implicitly rejected that term, saying it could not be considered ‘just a military operation’ but a war that had unleashed ‘rivers of blood and tears’.

Source: News Punch

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  1. Well, the Pope now seeks to inject fear that we might stop from running over the cliff before us. For once, I agree with this Pope on something if not everything. If the West cannot stop pushing Russia against a wall there will be further trouble. Ukraine is not the apocalypse. It is indeed a military operation which is a euphemism for WAR. The whole thing could so easily have been avoided if the US and UK paranoids had not pushed NATO beyond its ability to respond. Moving into the neutral zone and asking for a conflict they got one. Ukraine pays the price, Russia pays the price and the West is going to pay many prices in the future. The Western Dictatorships deserve what they are getting, what is coming and what they have been asking for since 1945. It all so easily could have been avoided with good will on the part of both sides; it must be the Hand of God at work. The West, which is now atheist in the halls of government used, to think God was on their side but God is always on God’s side and so those of us who believe must have faith and stand with our Lord, His Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen
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