Pope calls for day of prayer for peace for Ukraine

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-23 12:42:27-05

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed his concern over “rising tensions” in Ukraine that threaten peace, and called for political talks that put at the center "human brotherhood instead of partisan interests."

Francis said Sunday that he was "following with concern the rising tensions that threaten to inflict a new blow to peace in Ukraine and put in question the security in Europe with even wider repercussions."

Francis called for a day of prayer for peace on Wednesday.

He said, “those who pursue their own goals to the detriment of others despise their own human vocation because we have all been created as brothers.”

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