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All wars are violations of God’s will which makes us all brothers and sets us to live in peace according to a law of love. Fighting our brothers with arms, means becoming murderers. And murder is a work of Satan, precisely called The Murderer because he aims to destroy the Creator’s masterpiece in man. And because every evil done to our brothers is done indirectly to Christ, the murderer is nothing but an effigy of the God killer: in the effigy of man and a repetition of the crucifixion of the redeemed, war becomes ordinarily a forceful attack against the divine order by those who provoke it, in the pretext of conquest or pride: a rebellion against the Creator.
Igino Giordani, The Patron of Italy – St. Francis today, Pontifical Work for the preservation of Faith, Rome 1955, p. 160
St. Francis and Peace
Francis was able even to bring peace between a wolf and the population of Gubbio: peace was kept with a pact stipulating that the people would feed the beast. Many people become fierce like wolves because they have nothing to eat: one of the means of pacification, more lasting than defeats in war, is feeding the underfed populations. The deep causes of the wars, under the mythological pretexts of patriotism, nationalism, classicism and even of religion, can also be found here: in the misery of some populations, which cause them to be overly prolific. Peoples that are hungry explode, when unable to bear up: they assault, rob, kill and make wars.
Igino Giordani, The Patron of Italy – St. Francis today, cit., pp. 160-161