(CNS News) Pope Francis told reporters today on board his plane flying from Rome to Krakow, Poland, to attend the 31st World Youth Day that the world is at war.

“This is war,” said the pope.

According to the transcript of the pope’s onboard remarks released by the Vatican, the pope went on to say: “When I speak of war, I speak of real war, not of a war of religion, no. There is war for interests, there is war for money, there is war for the resources of nature, there is war for the domination of peoples: this is war. Someone may think: “He is talking about a war of religion”. No. All the religions, we want peace. Others want war. Do you understand?”

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