New York City, N.Y., Jan 22, 2016 / 06:08 am
The Holy See's representative to the United Nations has said that the entire international community is implicated "in one way or another" in the rise of civilian deaths in modern warfare.
"The extent of responsibility goes well beyond those directly massacring civilians," Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the apostolic nuncio leading the Holy See's permanent observer mission to the U.N. said in a Jan. 19 intervention.
Silence, indifference, and the manufacture and sale of arms are how other contribute to the steadily rising number of innocent civilians who are war casualties.
The rate of civilians killed in armed conflicts is staggering, he said, especially when compared to numbers from the beginning of the 20th century.