Nine months after the outbreak of war, Francis writes a lengthy message to the citizens of the battered country. "Your pain is my pain."
"Being peacemakers, being saints, is not our ability, they are gifts, it is one of his gifts, it is grace." Pope Francis' words at the Angelus on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
At the Angelus, Pope Francis' invitation to join spiritually in prayer for peace with Christian churches and communities and world religions, scheduled for October 25 at the Colosseum.
"Be artisans of peace". These are the words with which Francis welcomed a group of young people on pilgrimage from Belgium yesterday. Here is his speech
Following Moscow's partial mobilization of the army, the Russian Bishops' Conference reiterates the position of the Church's magisterium on war and recalls that the right to conscientious objection must be respected.
At the Angelus Francis appealed to Putin, Zelensky and the whole world to stop the spiral of violence and death. "War is an error and a horror" (St. Peter's Square, October 2, 2022)
Although the scenario is different, we re-propose the words of Fr. Giussani on the war in Iraq (Corriere della sera, April 8, 2003), as a contribution to the judgment on the current situation in Ukraine.
The statement released by the movement regarding the conflict. "We are with all those who are working to stop the horror of this war. But how fragile is the desire for peace if it does not become a task, a daily responsibility."