(-VIDEO ONLY-) World War II officially ended on September 2, 1945. To mark this anniversary, Pope Francis made an appeal for peace, calling for an end to arms trafficking, war and the persecution of minorities.
"Through the intercession of Our Lady, may the world no longer experience the horrors and awful suffering of similar tragedies. But these still exist. Peace is the ongoing wish of communities, in particular victims of these bloody ongoing conflicts. Persecuted minorities, persecuted Christians, the madness of destruction. Then, there's also those who assemble and traffic weapons. Weapons with blood. Weapons that are drenched in the blood of so many innocents. Never again war! This is the simultaneous cry of our hearts and the hearts of so many men and women of good will. It's the cry we send to the Prince of Peace.”