Rearmament and Security: “Europe, where are you sailing?”

In a global context marked by violent conflicts and an erosion of multilateralism, European countries have pledged to invest significant resources in the extension and modernisation of their military defence capabilities. A spreading logic of war is fuelling a rearmament dynamic in Europe and worldwide, posing not only serious security challenges but also ethical questions. With Pope Francis we may thus ask: “[Europe], where are you sailing, if you are not showing the world paths of peace?”