Pope: Mariupol 'barbarously bombarded', implicitly criticizing Russia

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Pope: Mariupol 'barbarously bombarded', implicitly criticizing Russia
Pope Francis asked for month-long prayers for peace in Ukraine.
By REUTERS
Published: MAY 2, 2022

Pope Francis on Sunday described the war in Ukraine as a "macabre regression of humanity" that makes him "suffer and cry," calling for humanitarian corridors to evacuate people trapped in the Mariupol steelworks. Speaking to thousands of people in St. Peter's Square for his noon blessing, Francis again implicitly criticized Russia. In Roman Catholicism, the month of May is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. Francis asked for month-long prayers for peace in Ukraine.

"My thoughts go immediately to the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the city of Mary, barbarously bombarded and destroyed," he said of the mostly Russian-controlled southeastern port city, which is named after Mary. Francis, 85, has not specifically mentioned Russia or its president, Vladimir Putin, since the start of the conflict on Feb. 24, but he has left little doubt which side he has criticized, using terms such as unjustified aggression and invasion and lamenting atrocities against civilians.

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Francis, I would recommend a more direct approach regarding Russia. Send your Swiss Guards to Mariupol to escort trapped civilians to safety. Holding their pikes upward, and wearing the Renaissance uniforms with the bright colors of the Medici family should intimidate Russian troops all the way back to Moscow. Laughing.
 
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