‘Mother’ should not be used as name of a bomb – Pope

by Azeez Adeniyi

Pope Francis has said the word “mother” should not be used in reference to any deadly weapon.

He said in criticism to the U.S naming its military’s biggest non-nuclear explosive as “Mother of All Bombs”.

The Pope said he was ashamed when he heard the name of the U.S. most destructive non- nuclear bomb, reports said.

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Pope Francis told an audience of students on Saturday that: “I was ashamed when I heard the name.

“A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?”

The U.S. Air Force dropped one of the bombs, officially designated as the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan in April.

The nickname was widely used in briefings and reporting on the attack.

Pope Francis is set to meet President Donald Trump on May 24 in a potentially awkward encounter given their opposing positions on immigration, refugees and climate change.

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