In the interview, Pope Francis also reflected on whether statements made by NATO toward Russia prompted a worse reaction from Putin.
Results from Tag: 'vladimir putin'
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, said, “He, who holds in his hands the fate of the whole world and of each person in particular, is always on the side of the victims of unjust aggression ...”
In a Feb. 24 appeal, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the president of the Polish bishops’ conference, said “I strongly condemn the actions of Russia and Vladimir Putin as an unacceptable and shameful act of barbarism directed against sovereignty.”
Pray, hope and don’t worry. Keeping the peace requires nothing less.
Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met Aug. 23 with President Putin and Aug. 22 with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.