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On day of prayer for Ukraine, Pope recalls country’s historical suffering

January 27, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: “I ask you to pray the Our Father for peace in Ukraine, now and throughout this Day,” Pope Francis said on January 26. “Let us ask the Lord to grant that the country may grow in the spirit of brotherhood, and that all hurts, fears and divisions will be overcome.”

“We have spoken about the Holocaust,” he continued. “But let us think too that [in Ukraine] millions of people were killed [1932-1933]. They are a people who have suffered; they have suffered from hunger, suffered from much brutality and they deserve peace.”

“May the prayers and supplications that today rise up to heaven touch the minds and hearts of world leaders, so that dialogue may prevail and the common good be placed ahead of partisan interests. Please, no more war.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Jan. 27, 2022 11:50 AM ET USA

    I am curious to see if the ADL lets Pope Francis get away with comparing the Holodomor to the Shoah.