- The supreme pontiff asked that the Virgin Mary console the “martyred Ukrainian people” and advocated that the rulers muster “immediate willpower” to help Ukraine.
Pope Francis asked the rulers this Sunday (09.25.2022) to find effective initiatives to end the war in Ukraine, after the mass he celebrated in Matera, Italy, where he traveled to close the Italian Eucharistic meeting.
The Supreme Pontiff asked that the Virgin Mary console the “martyred Ukrainian people” and advocated that world leaders gather “the willpower immediately to find effective initiatives to end the war.”
In recent months, Francis has repeatedly expressed his solidarity with the Ukrainian people. On Wednesday he pointed to “the terrible situation in the tormented Ukraine” and denounced “the pain of this people” and “the tortured corpses that are found.”
On the other hand, the pope also rejected the bombing of a school in Burma this week. “I heard the cry of pain for the death of children,” he lamented.
“For more than two years, that noble country has been martyred by serious armed clashes and violence, which have caused numerous victims and displaced people,” said the leader of the Catholic Church.