Pope Francis renews wish for peace in war-torn world
Addressing the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square after praying the Angelus on Monday, Pope Francis renewed his appeal for peace in the world, especially those suffering from war in Ukraine.
“I renew my wish for peace: peace in families, peace in parishes and religious communities, peace in movements and associations, peace for those war-torn peoples, peace for the dear and martyred Ukraine.”
Peace for Ukraine
On the feast of St. Stephen, the Pope greeted those gathered in St Peter’s Square and those following online “in the spiritual climate of joy and serenity of Holy Christmas.”
Noting the number of Ukrainian flags present in the square, the Pope asked for peace for the “martyred people” of the war-torn country.