Kyiv. November 24. UNN. Pope Francis said he compared Russia’s war against Ukraine to the genocide of the 1930s, when Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin caused famine in the territory of Ukraine, writes UNN with reference to Reuters.
“This Saturday marks the anniversary of the terrible Holodomor genocide, artificially caused by Stalin in 1932-33…Let us pray for the victims of this genocide and let us pray for the many Ukrainians – children, women and elderly people – who carry today ‘martyrdom of aggression today,’ he said in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly general audience.
Since the start of the full-scale invasion of Russia in February, Francis has mentioned Ukraine in nearly every public speech and repeatedly warned that the crisis could trigger the use of nuclear weapons with global consequences. uncontrollable.
Last month, the pontiff for the first time directly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine.
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Pope Francis confirmedthat the Vatican is ready to do everything possible to mediate and end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine