Pope Francis called for an end to the war in Ukraine, speaking on March 13 to the assembled in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. This is reported by publication.
“In the name of the Lord, I ask you to stop this massacre,” Francis said.
He said that Mariupol, besieged by Russian troops, had become a “city of martyrs” and also called for the establishment of humanitarian corridors so that civilians could leave the battlefields.
The Pope called the events in Ukraine “armed aggression”. According to Reuters, Francis’ speech on March 13 was the harshest condemnation of the war from his lips since the outbreak of hostilities.