Conflicts & War

Pope says Ukraine war is ‘outrage against God’

Vatican City, Apr 13 (EFE).- The war Russia launched on Ukraine is a “blasphemous outrage against God,” Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience on Wednesday.

“War, not only the current conflict, but all wars, represents an outrage against God, a blasphemous betrayal of the Lord of Passover, a preference for the face of the false god of this world in place of the meek face of Jesus,” Francis said.

The pontiff spoke about wars and the “temptation of a false peace, based on power, which then leads to hatred and betrayal of God.”

Addressing the issue of war, Francis added that it is “a human action to bring about the idolatry of power.”

“The peace that Jesus brings does not overpower others,” the Argentine pope added. “It is not an armed peace.”EFE


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