Ukraine: Pope condemns war as morally unjust, abhorrent and sacrilegious Communiqué of the Holy See

Communiqué of the Holy See

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Today we read the Holy See’s communiqué in response to the controversy that has arisen following Pope Francis’ words.

Text of the communiqué

In the context of the war in Ukraine, the Holy Father Francis and his collaborators have made numerous interventions on the subject. Most of them are aimed at inviting pastors and the faithful to prayer, and all people of good will to solidarity and efforts to rebuild peace.

On more than one occasion, as in recent days, public debates have arisen about the political meaning to be given to these interventions.

In this regard, it is reiterated that the Holy Father’s words on this dramatic issue should be read as a voice raised in defense of human life and the values associated with it, and not as a political stance. As for the large-scale war in Ukraine, initiated by the Russian Federation, the interventions of the Holy Father Francis are clear and unequivocal in condemning it as morally unjust, unacceptable, barbaric, senseless, repugnant and sacrilegious.