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Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine during Malta mass

Floriana, Malta, Apr 3 (EFE).- Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine on Sunday after he celebrated mass in front of some 20,000 people on day two of his Malta trip.

In Floriana, the leader of the Catholic Church prayed for the people “under the bombardment of this sacrilegious war,” and for the “humanitarian tragedy in hard-hit Ukraine” to end.

“Let us not tire of praying and helping those who suffer,” the Argentine pontiff said, praying for the world to show kindness to refugees.

Francis has repeatedly called for an end to hostilities since the Russian invasion of its neighbor started on February 24.

The pope’s visit to Malta was scheduled to take place in 2020 but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.EFE


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