Pope Francis not to change Putin’s“diabolical nature” Putin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church
Bishop Stanislav Shyrokoradiuk of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine believes that Pope Francis is incapable of changing the “diabolical nature” of Putin. He said it in a comment to Obozrevatel.
“I do not share the optimistic point of view, because Putin is Putin. Such people never change,” the bishop said.
According to him, “this is the devilish stubborn nature –and he will always remain the same to the end.” In this context, the bishop added: "The devil’s problems is that he cannot repent” because “it's hard obtain the grace of conversion through the prayers of people who shed a lot of blood.”
“The Pope is praying for him, the Pope says him what he can say. Will he take notice of that? I doubt it. He can turn everything upside down.
He can say, “The Pope understands me, the Pope supports me.”Even more, he may ask for the Pope’s blessing of his cause. Surely he can do that.”
The Roman Catholic bishop notes that the Pope constantly prays for Ukraine and shares all our anxieties and pain.
“He does all he can. He is not a goldfish or God. He is the Vicar of Jesus Christ on earth, St Peter’s successor. He entreats, he appeals, he urges, he always speaks out, he prays. The Pope has alreadycalled ondifferent countries, on clergymento provide aid for Ukraine–the material and spiritual aid. It is worth muchif the pope is asking to help Ukraine,” said Bishop Stanislaw Shyrokoradiuk.