Pope Francis mentions war in Ukraine in his Urbi et Orbi speech at Easter

2017/4/16 23:06:41

“May the Good Shepherd come to the aid of Ukraine, still beset by conflict and bloodshed, to regain social harmony.  May he accompany every effort to alleviate the tragic sufferings of those affected by the conflict,” said the Pontiff.

 


By Radio Vatican, April 16, 2017

 

Pope Francis on Easter Sunday gave his traditional Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) message from the central loggia of St Peter's Basilica. In it he prayed that Risen Lord would walk beside those who are marginalized who are victimized by old and new forms of slavery.

 

The Holy Father also prayed the Lord would bring peace to the Middle East, come to the aid of Ukraine, shed his blessing upon the continent of Europe and build bridges of dialogue in Latin America, Vatican Radio reports.

 

“May the Good Shepherd come to the aid of Ukraine, still beset by conflict and bloodshed, to regain social harmony.  May he accompany every effort to alleviate the tragic sufferings of those affected by the conflict,” said the Pontiff.

 

NOTE: To access a beautiful and inspiring video of today’s Papal message and all the related ceremonies, link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meaN10Zu9YI

 

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*The article above appears through courtesy of the Religious Information Service of Ukraine. Access RISU at http://risu.org.ua/en/index

 

 

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