Pope Francis: Peace is shattered by a brutal and senseless war of aggression

Pope Francis: Peace is shattered by a brutal and senseless war of aggression

Papa Francis: the world is broken by a cruel and senseless war of aggression

Pope Francis (file photo)   Pope Francis: peace broken by brutal and senseless aggressive war

The day before, the pontiff condemned the shelling of a shopping center in Kremenchuk

Pope Francis on Thursday indirectly accused Russia of “armed conquest, expansionism and imperialism” in Ukraine, calling what is happening ” cruel and senseless aggressive war.”

Addressing the delegation of Orthodox hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (Orthodox Church of Constantinople), the pontiff stressed that the conflict had set Christians against each other.

Let us recall that that in Ukraine, where, as in Russia, Orthodoxy prevails, there is also an influential minority: Catholics of the Byzantine rite, subordinate to the pope.

Eastern and Western branches of Christianity were divided as early as 1054.

“Reconciliation between divided Christians, as a means of promoting peace between peoples in conflict, is most timely in our day when our peace is broken a bitter and senseless aggressive war in which many, many Christians are fighting each other,” said Pope Francis. expansionism and imperialism have nothing to do with the Kingdom that Jesus proclaimed.”

On Wednesday, the pontiff condemned the shelling of a shopping center in Kremenchuk, calling it the latest in a string of barbaric attacks on Ukraine.