Pope warns of broad destruction if tensions with North Korea escalate

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Pope Francis said Saturday that he does not think “humanity today could bear” a war with North Korea, and called for diplomacy and a revived United Nations to take the lead in negotiating a resolution.

“Today, a wider war will destroy not a small part of humanity, but a good part of humanity and culture. Everything. Everything, no? It would be terrible. I don’t think humanity today could bear it,” he told reporters while travelling back to Rome from Egypt.

The pope was asked specifically what he would tell President Trump, who has sent a U.S. carrier to conduct drills near the Koreas, and other leads to try to diffuse the tensions. Francis said he would urge them to use diplomacy a negotiation “because it’s the future of humanity.” He added that the U.N. should regain its leadership in conflict resolution, saying it had been “watered down” over time.

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