Pope Francis calls on world leaders to make efforts to guarantee peace in Ukraine

The Pope Francisco demanded from world leaders “every effort” possible to guarantee the peace in Ukraineamid tensions over the presence of Russian troops on its eastern border.

“The news coming out of Ukraine is very worrying. I trust in the intercession of the Virgin Mary” and in “every effort for peace” by political leaders, she said from the window of the Apostolic Palace after the Angelus prayer.

And then he prayed for a few moments in silence and encouraged the faithful who were listening to him from St. Peter’s Square to do the same.

The pontiff thus expressed his concern about the situation in Ukraine and the tensions between Western NATO countries and Russia, which continues to deny its intention to invade the country although it continues to concentrate troops on the border they share.

It is not the first time that Pope Francis has referred to this crisis, since on February 9 he advocated dialogue to avoid “the madness” of war.

A few days earlier, on January 23, he also denounced the escalation of tensions and revealed his concern about the possible repercussions for security on the European continent.

“I am following with concern the increase in tensions that threaten to inflict a new blow on the peace in Ukraine and they put security on the European continent under discussion with even more vast repercussions”, he warned in that Angelus.

the american president joe Biden -the second Catholic in the country after John F. Kennedy- spoke yesterday Saturday with the Russian, Vladimir Putinand told him that, although he is willing to follow the diplomatic path, his country is prepared for other scenarios in case he invades Ukraine.

EFE

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