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Pope Francis: War in Ukraine could lead to global conflict

The threat of global conflict caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine should convince everyone that it is time for humanity to end the war before it destroys humanity, Reuters reported today, citing Pope Francis.

“More than a month has passed since the invasion of Ukraine, since the beginning of this brutal and senseless war, which, like any other war, is a defeat for all of us,” he told thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday. The war in Ukraine is destroying the country’s future, he said, citing statistics showing that half of the children had left the country.

“This is the atrocities of war, something barbaric and blasphemous,” he added, urging his listeners not to see war as inevitable or something to get used to.

“If we come out of this (war) unchanged, we will all be guilty of something. Faced with the danger of self-destruction, humanity must understand that it is time to end the war, to abolish it from the history of mankind, until it abolished humanity from history,” he continued. Holy Father.

Since Russia invaded its neighbor on February 24, Pope Francis has repeatedly mentioned the possibility of a nuclear conflict. “I urge all politicians involved to think, to make a commitment, seeing the martyrdom of Ukraine, to understand that every day of hostilities worsens the situation for all,” the Pope said. The Holy Father has implicitly criticized Moscow since the beginning of what Russia calls a “special military operation” to demilitarize Ukraine.

He strongly condemned what he called “unjustified aggression” and “atrocities”. However, Pope Francis used the word “Russia” only in prayers, for example, at a special event dedicated to world peace last Friday.

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