Ukraine, Holy See: “Clear interventions from the Pope condemning sacrilegious war”

“Francis in defense of human life, never taking a political position”

The Pope defends life, he does not take political positions. This was stated in a statement from the Holy See. The words of Francis at the audience last Wednesday and his mention of the attack in which Darya Dugina lost her life in Russia have aroused controversy in Ukraine.

“In the context of the war in Ukraine there are numerous interventions by the Holy Father Francis and his collaborators in this regard. They mostly have the aim of inviting Pastors and faithful to prayer, and all people of good will to solidarity and to the efforts to rebuild peace “underlines the Holy See.

“On more than one occasion, as well as in recent days, public discussions have arisen on the political significance to be attributed to such interventions – affirms the Holy See – In this regard, it is reiterated that the words of the Holy Father on this dramatic question must be read as a voice raised in defense of human life and the values ​​connected to it, and not as political stances “.

“As for the large-scale war in Ukraine, initiated by the Russian Federation, the interventions of the Holy Father Francis – the Vatican clarifies – are clear and unambiguous in condemning it as morally unjust, unacceptable, barbaric, senseless, repugnant and sacrilegious”.