The Pope promised help.
Pope Francis expressed concern over the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. In the five-year conflict in the last time there was a “new disturbing developments in the Black sea”, said the Pontiff on Monday, January 7, during the new year reception of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy see. Russia however, he did not call.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church urged “a peaceful solution to the conflict” and called for respect of international law, which he called the “Foundation of security and coexistence in the entire region.” “To this end, important tools guaranteeing the free exercise of religious rights,” said the Pope.
Francis has promised to continue previously initiated humanitarian projects aimed at helping the Ukrainian population affected by the conflict particularly in the Eastern regions of the country. He announced the intention to attract more attention to other humanitarian issues, one of which concerns the fate of numerous prisoners.
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