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The AP Interview takeaways: Pope decries expanding gun use

 

January 25, 2023



VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis lamented that the use of guns by civilians to defend themselves is becoming a "habit."

In an exclusive interview on Tuesday with The Associated Press, the pontiff, who has frequently criticized the arms industry, was asked about the large number of guns in civilian hands and frequent massacres in the United States. Francis expressed concern about how recourse to guns has become "habit."

"I say when you have to defend yourself, all that's left is to have the elements to defend yourself. Another thing is how that need to defend oneself lengthens, lengthens,...



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