Ukraine, Pope: “Martyred people suffer from war crimes”

“We pray for them”

“Brothers and sisters, let us not forget to pray for the battered Ukrainian people who continue to suffer for war crimes”. This is Pope Francis’ invitation at the end of the Angelus. “Like the blind man, do we know how to see good and be grateful for the gifts we receive? Do we bear witness to Jesus or do we spread criticism and suspicion? Are we free in the face of prejudice or do we associate ourselves with those who spread negativity and gossip? Are we happy to say that Jesus does he love and save us or, like the parents of the man born blind, do we allow ourselves to be caged by the fear of what people will think? And again, how do we welcome the difficulties and sufferings of others? As curses or as opportunities to get close to them with love ?”.

“Let us ask for the grace to be amazed every day by God’s gifts and to see the various circumstances of life, even the most difficult to accept, as opportunities to do good, as Jesus did with the blind man. May Our Lady help us in this, together to St. Joseph, a just and faithful man”. “I greet the participants in the Rome Marathon, I congratulate you because with the support of Athletica Vaticana you are making this sporting event an occasion of solidarity for the poorest”, concluded the Pope.