The United States and its president, Donald Trump, have been criticised by Pope Francis over the naming of the US military’s biggest non-nuclear explosive as “Mother of All Bombs”.
Pop e stated that the word “mother” should not be used in reference to any deadly weapon.
The Pope said he was ashamed when he heard the name of the US most destructive non-nuclear bomb.
Pop e Francis told an audience of students on Saturday that: “I was ashamed when I heard the name.
“A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?”
US Air Force dropped one of the bombs, officially designated as the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan in April.
The nickname was widely used in briefings and reporting on the attack.
Pope Francis is set to meet President Donald Trump on May 24.