The global community is engaged in a “third world war” marked by heightened fear, conflict, and risk of nuclear violence, but a recommitment to “truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom” can provide a pathway to peace, Pope Francis told international diplomats Monday.
The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.
The pope was giving his annual “state of the world” address.
The pope told new ambassadors that the ongoing pandemic is a reminder that “we are a global community where one person’s problems are the problems of all.”
The episcopal consecration of Archbishop Mark Miles, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Benin and Togo earlier this year, was held in Gibraltar on Sunday.