Francis condemns Weapons Manufacturers
On Sunday, June 21, 2015, while speaking off-the-cuff to youths in the Italian city of Turin, Francis condemned those who manufacture weapons as unchristian, thereby demonstrating his own intellectual brilliance once more:
It makes me think one thing: people, leaders, entrepreneurs that call themselves Christians, and produce arms! This gives some mistrust: they call themselves Christians! “No, no, Father, I don’t produce them, no, no …. I only have my savings, my investments in arms factories.” Ah! And why? “Because the interest is somewhat higher …” And a double face is also a current coin today: to say something and do another.