Photo: AFP/AFP/Getty ImagesFollowing his first Easter Sunday message, in which the newly anointed Pope Francis called for “peace in all the world,” amidst rising tensions in Syria, Korea and the forever struggle between Israel and Palestine, the 266th leader of the catholic church amended the sentiment with a spin on the old latin adage, “Si vis pacem, para bellum,” issuing an official statement to world press organizations, “However, if we want peace, we must [also] prepare for ‘War‘ lyrics.” “In this time of incessant battling, now is the perfect time to revisit War’s timeless lyrics,” he continued, “only through the muscular peaceful messages of songs like “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider” and “Spill the Wine,” can we truly, passionately love our fellow man.” Ending the statement, Francis then called particular attention to the first verse of “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” citing the importance of “drinking form the blood of christ” and “community:”

I seen you ’round for a long, long time, yeah

I remembered you when you drink my wine

Why can’t we be friends?