Pope Francis leads a mass on New Year's Day at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 1, 2017. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
Crux: Pope Francis warns of a ‘great world war over water’
Talking at a Vatican sponsored meeting which called for the universal right to safe and accessible drinking water, Pope Francis also cited "troubling" statistics from the United Nations which indicate that each day, a thousand children die from water-related illnesses.
ROME - Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and a key component in protecting human life, Pope Francis said.
“The right to water is essential for the survival of persons and decisive for the future of humanity,” the pope said Feb. 24 during a meeting with 90 international experts participating in a “Dialogue on Water” at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Looking at all the conflicts around the globe, Pope Francis said, “I ask myself if we are not moving toward a great world war over water.”
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Update #1: Pope Francis: Are we on the way to a major world war over water? (Rome Reports)
Update #2: ‘Great world war for water’ may be looming, Pope Francis says (RT)
WNU Editor: He has been making these warnings for years .... see here.