Vatican City, Apr 6, 2022 / 03:00 am
Pope Francis condemned the “horrific cruelties” against unarmed women and children in Bucha, Ukraine on Wednesday, saying that the blood of innocent civilians “cries out to heaven” for an end to the atrocities of war.
“Recent news about the war in Ukraine, instead of bringing relief and hope, attest to new atrocities, such as the Bucha massacre, increasingly horrific cruelties carried out even against unarmed civilians, women and children,” Pope Francis said at the end of his general audience on April 6.
“They are victims whose innocent blood cries out to heaven and implores an end to this war. Let us silence the weapons, let us stop sowing death and destruction.”
The pope held up a blue and yellow flag which he said was brought to him from “the martyred city” of Bucha, Ukraine at the end of his general audience on Wednesday morning.