My daughter and sister, thank you for being here in prayer. My brothers and sisters, soothe my aching and bleeding heart; pray much, because what will come will be very painful for the world, but you are not the world—you are my favored ones, who like children, come to me with sincere eyes and ask for help and mercy. My brothers and sisters, I will accompany your minds, and I alone will lead you to the right paths: only give Me your hands. Brothers and sisters, forgive, and start preaching to the world so that all might know me. Open your hearts, and I will be merciful; but those, who in spite of the times, will continue to blaspheme, will have no mercy. Brothers and sisters, pay attention regarding dictatorships and what they will want to require of you, because they do not come from My Father. Behold, war has already started.* Brothers and sisters, never doubt my help, my nearness and my love. Pray for priests. I bless you all in the name of the Father, in my name and that of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
War is madness… even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a Third War, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction… Humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep. —POPE FRANCIS, September 13th, 2015; BBC.com
The winds of war are blowing in our world… —POPE FRANCIS, Urbi et Orbi, December 25th, 2017; Yahoo.com
I think we are at the very limit. I am really afraid of this. One accident is enough to precipitate things. —POPE FRANCIS, aboard flight to Chile and Peru, Reuters,
January 15th, 2018; yahoo.com