On Sunday, after praying for the “Angel of the Lord,” Pope Francis again insisted on ending the war in Ukraine.
Jānis Evertovskis – Vatican
“Brothers and sisters,” he said, “we have just prayed to the Virgin Mary. This week, the city of Mariupol, named after Mary, became a city of martyrdom in this heartbreaking war that ravaged Ukraine. There is no valid strategic reason for the barbaric killing of children, innocent people and vulnerable civilians: all that needs to be done is to put an end to unacceptable armed aggression before turning cities into cemeteries. With pain in my heart, I join the people’s voice calling for an end to the war.