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30 pieces of silver

Pope Francis said after the Brussels terror attacks: ‘Behind that gesture, there are manufacturers, arms dealers who want blood, not peace; they want war, not brotherhood.’

He compared the arms dealers to the people who paid Judas to betray Jesus: ‘behind that gesture, just as behind Judas, there were others. Behind Judas, there were those who gave the money so that Jesus would be handed over.’

The Catholic leader was speaking on 24 February at a reception centre for asylum seekers in Castelnuovo di Porto, Italy, after washing and kissing the feet of 12 refugees included three Muslims and one Hindu.

Four of the refugees were women, eight were men.