VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday called for an Easter truce in Ukraine, leading to negotiations and peace.
“Put the weapons down!” he said at the end of a Palm Sunday service for tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square.
“Let An Easter truce start. But not to rearm and resume combat but a truce to reach peace through real negotiations,” he said.
(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
Photo Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City, 10 April 2022. EPA-EFE/GIUSEPPE LAMI