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Pope Francis asks world leaders to change to usual structures of international relations

“Leaders for Peace” is an organization comprised of 40 international leaders of different nationalities ranging from the United States, Iran, Morroco, Burkina Faso, France and Russia. 

Pope Francis met with them at the Vatican, and asked them to promote changes to the usual structures of international relations to make them have a greater element of solidarity. 

We cannot forget the sacrifice of human lives, the suffering of the people, the indiscriminate destruction of civilian buildings. Violating human principals is not a “collateral effect” of war, no, it is an international crime. We need to say this and repeat it.

Among Leaders for Peace's members are the ex-Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and former Russian Ambassador to France, Alexandre Orlov.