Pope Francis condemns war in Ukraine, calls for a ceasefire

Pope FrancisPhoto: AP Photo / Gregorio Borgia

Pope Francis called for a ceasefire in Ukraine and condemned what he called a war against defenseless civilians suffering from “terrible massacres and heinous atrocities”.

“Let the ceasefire begin with Easter, but not only to reload the weapons and resume the fight. A ceasefire to achieve peace through real negotiations,” he said.

Tens of thousands of people had turned up in St. Peter’s Square to hear him speak on Sunday.

He has also previously condemned the attacks on civilians in Ukraine. After civilians were found dead in the streets of the city of Butsja outside Kyiv, he called the killings a massacre. He has also said he is ready to travel to Kyiv if he can help create peace.

Russia has denied responsibility for the killings of civilians in Butsja. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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