Vatican City: Pope Francis took a new turn on Sunday when he said that those involved in the manufacturing of weapons should not call themselves Christians. Speaking to a gathering of youths he said, “It makes me think of people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit of distrust, doesn’t it?”
The crowd applauded when he added, “Duplicity is the currency of today. They say one thing and do another.”
This is perhaps Pope Francis’s strongest condemnation of the weapons industry, but it’s not the first time he’s denounced the world’s real-life Tony Starks.
A year ago he had called them merchants of deathand last month he said they perpetuate war to make money, declaring that the devil “enters through our wallets.”