The Independent: Pope criticises US military for using word 'mother' to describe MOAB bomb
He says that anything that takes life away shouldn't be associated with motherhood
Pope Francis has criticised the United States military and the talking heads who discuss the military for calling a bomb a “mother.”
The pontiff’s comments — referencing the Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (MOAB), the largest bomb in the American arsenal — came during a speech he gave to an audience of students, and just weeks before he is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump.
“I was ashamed when I heard the name,” the pope said. “A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?’
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Update #1: 'Mother' should not be used to describe a bomb, Pope says -- Reuters
Update #2: Pope criticizes use of ‘mother' to describe bomb (The Hill)
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