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dateline: 19 May 2015

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Pope Has Serious Peace Talk With Kids

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • Vatican: the city-state where the Pope resides; surrounded by Rome, Italy
  • make money off something: to use something (often negative) to make a profit
  • arms: weapons
  • suffer: feel physical or emotional pain

Pope Has Serious Peace Talk With Kids

Pope Francis met with a group of children at the Vatican this month to talk about how to build and . In his serious talk with 7,000 school kids, he explained that many people do not want peace because they make money off war. He called the arms trade the “industry of death”. The Pope also answered a question about . He told the children that people who need to be helped with education, love, and human . The Pope added that prisons today are just for us to forget about people who suffer.

Comprehension Questions

    1. What was the focus of the Pope’s meeting with the school children?
    2. According to the Pope, why do many people not want peace?
    3. How did the Pope answer a child’s question about prisons?

Discussion Questions: What can young children do to promote peace in their own lives?

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.
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