Ukraine: 'Cruel, senseless war' will destroy the future, laments Pope Francis

"This is the bestiality of war -- a barbarous and sacrilegious act!" the pontiff said from his residence to pilgrims gathered at St Peter's Square.
Ukraine: 'Cruel, senseless war' will destroy the future, laments Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has once again condemned the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin's Russia that has lasted beyond a month.

Described "cruel and senseless" by the revered clergyman, Pope Francis noted that the "barbarous" acts of war were "destroying the future".

According to AFP, the Pope Francis has called for an end to the conflict on more than one occasion and has condemned the "massacre" in Ukraine.

However, at the end of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, he reiterated his stand by saying, "More than a month has gone by since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, of the beginning of this cruel and senseless war.

"War does not devastate the present only, but the future of a society as well," he said, pointing to the fact that one in two Ukrainian children have been displaced.

"This means destroying the future, causing dramatic trauma in the smallest and most innocent among us.

"This is the bestiality of war -- a barbarous and sacrilegious act!" the pontiff said from his residence to pilgrims gathered at St Peter's Square.

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