Morning News USA previously reported that a risk of an impending World War 3 was heightened when Russia joins the South China Sea dispute as ally to China and Brunei while the United States vowed support to its country allies in the region. Furthermore, political experts and military leaders have been predicting that the escalating tensions among the U.S., NATO and Russia could give birth to a nuclear war since Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea.
World War 3 being fought in piecemeal
On June 6, Pope Francis said he believed that World War 3 has already begun little by little across the globe. He said “the reality of many armed conflicts presently is affecting our world.”
“They are a kind of Third World War being fought piecemeal and, in the context of global communications, we sense an atmosphere of war,” the Pope said during a mass at Kosevo Stadium in Saravejo.
Pope Francis said that the “atmosphere of war” is fueled by politicians and people with ulterior motives.
“Some wish to incite and foment this atmosphere deliberately, mainly those who want conflict between different cultures and societies, and those who speculate on wars for the purpose of selling arms,” he said.
These inciters of war clearly disregard the peril that they bring, the Pope said.
“War means children, women and the elderly in refugee camps; it means forced displacement of peoples; it means destroyed houses, streets and factories; it means, above all, countless shattered lives,” he warned.
The Pope encouraged everyone to be the peacemakers.
“Within this atmosphere of war, like a ray of sunshine piercing the clouds, resound the words of Jesus in the Gospel: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’. He does not say: ‘Blessed are the preachers of peace’, since all are capable of proclaiming peace, even in a hypocritical, or indeed duplicitous, manner. No. He says: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers’, that is, those who make peace.”
Vladimir Putin downplays threat of World War 3, ahead of meeting with Pope Francis
Russia has a lot of better things to do than startWorld War 3, Putin said during an exclusive interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. His remark comes as he is scheduled to meet the Pope on June 10.
“Let me tell you something – there is no need to fear Russia. The world has changed so drastically that people with some common sense cannot even imagine such a large-scale military conflict today. We have other things to think about, I assure you,” Mr Putin said.
“Only a sick person — and even then only in his sleep — can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO.”
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