Pope calls the airstrike at a Kremenchuk shopping mall the latest “barbarous” attack

29 June, 17:39
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Pope Francis called the Russian airstrike that struck a bustling shopping mall in the central Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk the latest “barbarous” attack in the country.

Source: CNN

"Every day, I carry dear and tormented Ukraine in my heart, which continues to be drawn out by continuous barbaric attacks like the one that hit the Kremenchuk shopping center," the Pontiff said Wednesday in his Angelus prayer, celebrating the Catholic feast of St. Peter and St. Paul.

"I pray that this mad war will soon see an end. And I renew the invitation to persevere without tiring in the prayer for peace," he added.

At least 18 people were killed in the mall attack on Monday, Ukrainian officials said, with another 58 people injured.