Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine in front of the Belarusian icon

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Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine before the Belarusian icon

Photo: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Pope Francis prayed before the Zhirovitsky Icon of Our Lady, one of the most revered             read a prayer "for beloved Belarus and for peace, especially in Ukraine" after a collective audience.

The list of the miraculous icon, with the image of the Mother of God with the baby, is temporarily located in the hall of Paul VI. It is noted that this icon is located in the  Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus in Rome and “unites the Belarusian and Ukrainian peoples” who equally revere this icon.

The portal notes that there are many testimonies about  ;miracles that happened after prayer in front of the icon in Belarus, and its copy in Rome, which was discovered in the beginning of the 18th century.

Earlier, Pope Francis urged to pray for Russians and Ukrainians mothers who lost their sons.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga 

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