Pope blames Europe, US weapons for children killed in wars

Children reach out to Pope Francis as he leaves the Paul VI hall at the Vatican at the end of an audience with students and teachers of the San Carlo Institute of Milan, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis blamed Europe and the United States for the deaths of children in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, saying Saturday that wealthy Western countries fuel conflicts by selling weapons in war zones.