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Speaking to over 1 billion Catholics around the world, Pope Francis on Ash Wedne

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Speaking to over 1 billion Catholics around the world, Pope Francis on Ash Wedne

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Speaking to over 1 billion Catholics around the world, Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday declared a day of fasting and prayer for the people of Ukraine. Breaking a tradition of neutrality, Francis condemned the attacks by the Russian military. He went further off script to honor Father Marek Viktor Gongalo, the Polish-Ukrainian translator on the stage with him, who has family stuck in Ukraine. ⁠

“His parents are now in underground shelters to protect themselves from the bombs in a place near Kyiv,” Francis said. “By accompanying him, we accompany all the people who are suffering from the bombings, including his elderly parents and so many other elderly who are in underground shelters defending themselves.” He added: “Let us remember these people in our hearts.”⁠

Kyiv residents have been sheltering in underground bunkers and metro stations since Russia invaded their country last Thursday. More than 500,000 Ukrainians have fled the fighting over the past six days.⁠

Following the pope’s words on Wednesday morning, Ukraine asked him to speak with Russian President Vladimir Putin about allowing humanitarian corridors to assist civilians affected by the war.⁠

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✍️: Yahoo News⁠
📸: AP

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Pray for Russia too. They are the last country not controlled by the New World Order as far as banking goes.

  2. I don’t think god listening to the pope anymore after all the catholic Church have done.

  3. I still dont know whats the role of the pope. Im not catholic can someone tell me pls. I want to understand. Is praying all he do? Serious question.

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