Pope Francis begs Putin to end war in Ukraine, calls for ceasefire | USA TODAY

Speaking to a crowd at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the violence in Ukraine.

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Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin for a cease-fire, imploring him to “stop this spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine and denouncing the “absurd” risks of nuclear war. Francis uttered his strongest plea yet about the 7-month-old "horror.” The pope, speaking to a Sunday crowd at St. Peter's Square. also called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to “be open” to serious peace proposals.

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  1. Thank-you for asking not threatening with harm. All the rest are causing it 5o continue by supplying weapons. Be a Adult and negotiate. Pipe broken open is still to be investigated.

  2. From the Vatican, To little, to late, just like in WW2. The pope should have asked for Russia to get out of Ukraine, not to cowardly ask Ukraine to start peace proposals.

    1. Did you even watch it? He asked Russia to stop. Russia was the main party he was talking too. All he asked was that Ukraine remain open to peace deals.

      Героям слава 🇺🇦 ✊🏼

    the Roman beast that was, and is not, yet is.
    In one hour your doom has come.

  4. Pope has weak back-up… gods of eternal silence. We need the one true god with huge ego to witness adoration in person and cast brimstone hellfire at enemy.

  5. 🙏 Your Holiness, with the most profound respect I request you to please don’t beg for anything as it puts the world in pain, Putin wont disobey your command this world knows it better. Your Holiness’ most obedient and humble..

  6. Dios mío! $53,000 en menos de un mes. La Sra. Marie Caldera es alguien que cambia la vida. Dios bendiga a la señora Marie Caldera

    1. Lo mismo aquí, comencé con $ 11,000 y ahora estoy obteniendo $ 46,300 en ganancias quincenales con su programa comercial.

    2. Las inversiones son los peldaños hacia el éxito, mi primera inversión con Marie fue de $10,000, ella me hizo ganar más de $25,000 en menos de dos semanas

    3. Mientras opera, necesita obtener una comprensión y un conocimiento completos. La estrategia de la Sra. Marie Caldera es muy efectiva y consistente. estoy sacando lo mejor de eso

    4. La Sra. Marie Caldera es una corredora con un enfoque completamente diferente. No puedo entender cómo lo hace, pero todo lo que sé es que es muy buena en lo que hace. i’m

  7. In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit.Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in “MANY TRIBULATIONS”, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.~St.Malachy of Armagh 1143 A.D.

  8. Didn’t see that coming. The Pope asking for peace. 🙄
    How completely ineffectual. Why does this guy even exist?

  9. Crazy old man. He and his billions of dollars should be gone as well the so called royals in England. Time to clean house.

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