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Pope Francis Condemns War in Gaza and Ukraine, Offers Condolences to Victims’ Families

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Vatican’s Pope expresses regret over casualties of war in Gaza and Ukraine

Pope Francis of the Vatican pleaded for peace in Gaza and Ukraine on Wednesday, condemning the “folly of war.” He expressed deep regret over the killing of aid workers in Gaza and praised a Ukrainian soldier who lost his life in the conflict with Russia.

In his sermon, Pope Francis held the belongings of a Ukrainian soldier named Oleksandr, who died at the age of 23 in February. He urged everyone to pause and reflect on the senselessness of war and to pray for those who have lost their lives. The soldier’s story serves as a reminder of the destruction caused by conflict and the need for peace.

Seven aid workers from the World Central Kitchen charity were tragically killed in Gaza, described by the Israeli Prime Minister as unintentional and tragic. Pope Francis offered his condolences to the families of the victims and called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza,

By Samantha Jones

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