On the papal plane to Krakow, Pope Francis has stressed that the world is at war, but it is not a "war of religions."
Asked about the slaying of 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel in a Normandy church on Tuesday, the Pope replied: "The real word is war...yes, it's war. This holy priest died at the very moment he was offering a prayer for all the Church."
He said that "for some time the world has been in piecemeal war", but added. "This is a war."
"There was one in 1914, then that from 1939 to 1945. In the world now there's this. Perhaps it is not so organic, so organized," he said.
Recalling the murder of Father Hamel, the Pope also remembered the "many Christians", the "many innocent...READ MORE