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Pope Urges End To "Senseless" Ukraine War

Pope Urges End To

The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for an end to the “senseless” war in Ukraine, in his traditional Christmas Day message broadcast around the world.

The Pope addressed thousands of people gathered in St Peter’s Square, some of them holding Ukrainian flags.

Delivering his message from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica, the 86-year-old on Sunday first turned to “our Ukrainian brothers and sisters who are experiencing this Christmas in the dark and cold, far from their homes”. He added;

May the Lord inspire us to offer concrete gestures of solidarity to assist all those who are suffering, and may he enlighten the minds of those who have the power to silence the thunder of weapons and put an immediate end to this senseless war.

… The war in Ukraine has further aggravated this situation, putting entire peoples at risk of famine, especially in Afghanistan and in the countries of the Horn of Africa.

We know that every war causes hunger and exploits food as a weapon, hindering its distribution to people already suffering.

On this day, let us learn from the Prince of Peace (Christ) and, starting with those who hold political responsibilities, commit ourselves to make food solely an instrument of peace.

On Saturday evening, the Pope led the traditional Christmas Eve mass at St Peter’s Basilica, using a wheelchair as he continues to struggle with knee pain.

Meanwhile, the Vatican put the crowd Sunday at 70 000, while 7 000 people attended Saturday evening’s mass, with more following the service on screens outside. | Al Jazeera

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Chinese zodiac 1 month ago

Zvavo vanonamata church iyi ini zvank handiide nemoyo wese ndingasatonamata zvank pane kuenda kuRoma

1 month ago

Continue going to masowe and leave us...if u see urself question some1's religion, u are just a clean slate...just do wat benefits u without belittling other's faith

@citizen 1 month ago

And ur magaya is pure, problem is u know worship these fake prophets of yours...thats y your wives get raped

1 month ago

Your son's are sodomized by these Catholics priest

Skhumba 3 weeks ago

listen my brother don't and never judge a church no matter which church u r not Jehovah. Remember ukuthi ibhayibhili labuya leRoma and zonke inkonzo ziqamuka kuRoma

Anonymous 1 month ago

Hakuna hondo yakapedzwa napopo nekuti ataura

Ali Tinasheba albamohamed 1 month ago

Chinese boy Siya vanhu vanamate iwe ita zvako
Anoziva ndimwari kuti who is right n wrong
Don judge people

Native 1 month ago

Haaa ana Pope hapana achakuteererai mairema kare kwete zvino makungoukura saNero

TheSheppardOfTheSheep 1 month ago

And all the prayers 🙏 to the powerful God (that does not exist) goes unanswered so he appeals to the sinful warmonger to end his criminal behavior.

pope is very instrumental 1 month ago

if he wants he can advocate for the end of this war kungoti ma dunderhead amuzvizive...Nero adii ukwane...vanhu vanoita zvehugodobori munonetsa useless

1 month ago

Yes with all that masses being catholics, he can be instrumental

@ Chinese uribenzi 1 month ago

hauna kukwana be Christmas ino


John The Revelator 1 month ago

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
— Revelation 18:4 (KJV)

ngorima mushava 1 month ago

Ukraine yazuro uno ,ko Palestine yavanemakore

Dubs 1 month ago

Our 'Ukrain brothers' Seems the pope is taking sides in his address. Aren't any catholic brothers in Russia? Food for thought!

✌️ 1 month ago

his advocating for peace to those mostly affected

Nimrod 1 month ago

@Dubs: lndeed there could be Catholics in Russia but they are not directly suffering from the war. Russian people are suffering from / for their gvt policies of invading another country.

Sorojena 1 month ago

Good words coming from the Pope, this senseless war in Ukraine must end, Poo-tin must heed these words of wisdom

pk 1 month ago

what is senseless are the sunctions imposed on Russia.

Zuze 1 month ago

Zanu Pf wishes you all a very good morning

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

@Zuze, you're not qualified to speak on behalf of our party. We have functional structures and positions of spokespersons (from cell all the way to national level) are adequately occupied by competent and qualified combrades. You 're becoming a nuisance on this platform.

Revelation 1 month ago

They would have listened to the Pope if they were catholic nations but turns out both countries are orthodox Christians not catholicism.

Kong 1 month ago

This is the same old man trying to create a religion called christlam just to control both Muslims and Christians.😁😁

Kinzhal missle 1 month ago

I'm pretty sure all those great wars predicted in the Bible were supposed to happen in Europe so let the prophecies fulfilled so that the true messiah may come.

Kubandura 1 month ago

There is only one church leader that is the Messiah. The rest we are just the same- sinful human beings with abundant mercy showering us

1 month ago

You want to find comfort in thinking that we all sin like you.Stand by your self.And get out of the comfort zone

1 month ago

We all know when Jesus comes the entire Europe will be rubles especially the American Babylon , so there's nothing new here it's all part of the process..the Pope needs to chill.

1 month ago

Jesus made it clear that there will be wars and suffering before his return but white people still thinks Jesus is going to come while they're sipping wine on their beaches and living in their mansions....white people are delusional.

Mutongi Gava 1 month ago

I was invited to a fund raising event at Roman Catholic and there was a disco show selling cigarettes and Lion lagers.Ndikati ko madii kungoti Roman Catholic Night Club 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

Chati Kobo 1 month ago

To anyone who wants to research, Google the connection between 666 and the Roman Catholic Pope.Uno buda kuRoma uchimhanya nenya yekuda church dzechirungu idzi.Hanzi ndaka zvarirwa muRoman Catholic ndokwaienda vabereki vangu.Ihweee 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Grow Up 1 month ago

Pane gore rakambouya mumwe Pope muZimbabwe maCatholic vakatsikana vachida kuona murungu chete .

Clam 1 month ago

Mwari ndiye anoziva wakanaka newakaipa but wen it comes to Rome no way ,, mmm kungozvisimbisa but if you search about those pope think ,unobudawega

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