“AND our responsibility to help eradicate hatred and violence from human hearts,” Francis wrote in a post on the social network Twitter.

The Pope called for “arms to be withdrawn and for there to be a reduction in military spending, so that humanitarian needs can be met and instruments of death are transformed into instruments of life.”

The theme for World Humanitarian Day 2023 is ‘No Matter What’.

The United Nations Organization established this day in 2008, after, on August 19, 2003, a terrorist attack against its facilities in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, claimed 22 lives.

Among the victims was Sérgio Vieira de Mello, a Brazilian diplomat designated special representative of the United Nations.

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