Pope Francis Calls Ukrainian President Zelensky to Express “Profound Pain”

Claire Giangravé of Religion News Service reports, “Pope Francis called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday to express his sadness and desire for peace as the conflict in Ukraine rages through the country’s borders and city streets.” Francis also visited the Russian embassy to the Holy See to express his opposition to the war. During prayer services on Sunday, Francis said. “Those who wage war forget humanity. They don’t consider people, don’t look at the concrete life of people, but place before everything partisan interests and power.”

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