Ukraine Pope appeals directly to Putin and Zelenskyy for peace

Ukraine: Pope appeals directly to Putin and Zelenskyy for peace

Pope Francis calls for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. Addressing the presidents of both countries, the Holy Father explained that they must find a way out of the crisis. It is “absurd” that the world is faced with a nuclear threat because of Ukraine. Addressing Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis said he should end the “spiral of violence and death” out of “love for his own people”.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy must be open to any “serious peace proposal”. Already in the middle of the previous month, Pontifex Maximus addressed an appeal for peace to the public at the World Congress of Religions in Kazakhstan. “We will never justify violence. We will not allow the sacred to be exploited by the profane,” was his appeal, according to Kathpress, to some 100 delegates from 50 countries gathered around a large round table in Nur-Sultan, capital of Independence. . Palace.

By the way, Nur-Sultan is now called Astana again. Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a corresponding decree on September 17 this year.