Pope prays for “martyred” Ukraine

28 September, 17:46
Ukraine and world
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At the General Audience, Pope Francis invites prayers for the suffering people of Ukraine amid seven months of war.

During the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis turned his thoughts toward “martyred” Ukraine, amid the ongoing war brought about by Russia’s invasion of its neighbour in February.

The Pope prayed for the country, saying that “it is suffering so much” and its “poor people have been so cruelly tried.”

The Holy Father also informed the faithful gathered at St. Peter’s square for the Audience that he had spoken to Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Prefect of the new Dicastery for the Service of Charity, who recently returned from his fourth trip to Ukraine at the Pope’s behest, and who informed the Pope of the “terrible” situation of things there.

“Let us think of Ukraine and pray for this martyred people,” Pope Francis said.