Pope Francis called for an end to the war and armed attacks in Ukraine, for dialogue to prevail and for International Law to be respected again in that country after the Russian invasion launched eleven days ago; while he called for the humanitarian corridors to be guaranteed.

What is happening in Ukraine “is not about a military operation, but about a war”; that “sows death, destruction and misery”; Pope Francis said at the end of the Sunday Angelus prayer before hundreds of people gathered in Saint Peter’s Square carrying Ukrainian flags and with the colors of the rainbow of peace.

Pope Francis also assured that the Holy See is “willing to do everything” for peace, and revealed that two cardinals have traveled to Ukraine in recent days to bring aid; in addition to thanking the work of the journalists on the ground whose work allows “to assess the cruelty of war”.

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