Vatican City, Apr 29, 2017 / 13:50 pm
During a press conference Saturday aboard the papal plane from Egypt to Rome, Pope Francis said that in the face of conflict and the possibility of nuclear war, United Nations leaders need to provide a strong leadership, focusing on diplomacy and peaceful negotiation.
"I always say to resolve problems on the path of diplomacy, negotiation."
To find diplomatic solutions to conflict "I believe that the United Nations has the duty to resume their leadership, because it's been watered down a bit," he told journalists April 29.
Asked what he would say to leaders, considering the fear surrounding the possibility of nuclear attack from North Korea, the Pope said that he would call on them to resolve problems "along the path of diplomacy," like he has called on leaders to resolve a variety of problems.