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Cardinal Müller: Pope should sympathize with Ukraine

March 21, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Ludwig Müller has called upon Pope Francis to show greater support for Ukraine in that country’s battle with Russia.

“Laying down their arms is not an option for the Ukrainians,” the German prelate said. “Ukraine would be enslaved and the West must not be deceived.” Regarding the Pope’s public statements, he said: “It is wrong to put the victims and the aggressor on the same diplomatic level.”

Cardinal Müller said that on a recent trip to Ukraine, he found that Catholics there are encountering some hostility from their Orthodox neighbors, “because the Orthodox side is saying, ‘Look at your Pope in Rome.’”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Mar. 21, 2024 7:19 PM ET USA

    It seems to me that Cardinal Muller is suffering from the same attachment to the "Cold War" that the majority of U.S. politicians hold to. Very unfortunate. Perhaps he has not been following the total reversal from Communism and enthusiastic embrace of Christianity the Russian government and many Russian citizens have realized since the end of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact in 1991. If this is the case, then he owes it to himself and his readers to acquaint himself with the new Russian reality