Pope Francis made a strange statement about the bombing of Ukraine
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Pope Francis has declared that wars like the one in Ukraine, where civilian areas are subjected to indiscriminate destruction, are “a crime against God and humanity.” It reports Reuters.
Francis made his remarks in his annual speech to diplomats accredited to the Vatican in the world situation review, which became informally known as his “state of the world” address.
Francis spoke of “the war in Ukraine with its consequences of death and destruction, with its attacks on civilian infrastructure, resulting in deaths not only as a result of shootings and acts of violence, but also because of starvation and frost".
He then quoted the constitution of the Vatican, stating that “every act of war aimed at the indiscriminate destruction of entire cities or large areas with their inhabitants is a crime against God and humanity, which deserves firm and unequivocal condemnation.”
Speaking of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, he said: “Unfortunately, even today the nuclear threat is emerging and the world is again experiencing fear and pain".
He reiterated his call for a complete ban on nuclear weapons, stating that even possession of them for the purpose of deterrence is “immoral”.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga