venerdì 9 dicembre 2022

 Ukraine war: Pope Francis cries as he mentions the suffering of Ukrainians during public prayer

(Andrea Carlo  with Reuters)
Pope Francis was moved to tears on Thursday while mentioning the suffering of Ukrainians during a traditional public prayer in central Rome. The Pontiff found himself swept with emotion and unable to speak for 30 seconds upon calling for peace for the Ukrainian people, who have been fighting Russia's aggression for over nine months. "Immaculate Virgin, today I would have wanted to bring you the thanks of the Ukrainian people [for peace]," he said, as his voice trembled and he found himself having to stop. The crowd, including city mayor Roberto Gualtieri who was standing to the Pope's side, applauded when they realised he was unable to talk and saw him crying. (...)