In the Palm Sunday Mass, Pope Francis pushes for peace in Ukraine
Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption toggle caption Gregorio Borgia/AP
Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.Gregorio Borgia/AP
Vatican City – Pope Francis opened Sunday of Holy Week with a call for a ceasefire in Easter Ukraine, paving the way for a negotiated peace, emphasizing the need for leaders to make some sacrifices for the good of the people.
Celebrating Palm Sunday Mass in front of the crowd in St. Peter’s Square for the first time since the plague, Pope Francis called for a ceasefire to begin, and not to re-load arms and start fighting, but to achieve peace through real negotiations. Ceasefire. “
Francis did not directly mention Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but the reference was clear, and he repeatedly condemned the war and the suffering it inflicts on innocent civilians.
During the traditional Sunday Mass following the Palm Sunday Mass, the Pope said leaders should be “willing to make some sacrifices for the good of the people.”
“Really, who planted a flag under a lot of rubble, and how much of a victory would that be?” During Pam’s Sunday sermon, the pope denounced the “stupidity of war” as leading to “stupid atrocities”.