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Papal appeal for Ukraine

April 20, 2016

At the conclusion of his April 20 general audience, Pope Francis issued an appeal for the people of Ukraine, who suffer from an “armed conflict forgotten by many.”

Recalling his invitation to the Church in Europe to take up a special collection on April 24 to address the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict, the Pope said that he wanted to thank those who will contribute generously to the initiative.


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  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Apr. 21, 2016 3:46 AM ET USA

    Maybe the Pope could expand that special collection to churches in the United States and Canada. Not a lot of money will be raised in Europe.....there is a limit to how much he will raise from all three people who attend church on Sunday in all of Europe.