Pope's remarks about war in Ukraine should not be seen as political position – Holy See

Pope's remarks about war in Ukraine should not be seen as political position – Holy See

Pope Francis condemns the war that Russia started against Ukraine, and his remarks in this regard should not be interpreted as a political position.

The press service of the Holy See said this in a communique, Ukrinform reports.

According to the statement, there have been numerous interventions by Pope Francis and his collaborators in the context of the war in Ukraine. However, in recent days, there have been "public discussions as to the political significance to be attributed to such interventions."

In this regard, the press service of the Holy See said: "The Holy Father's words on this dramatic issue are to be read as a voice raised in defense of human life and the values associated with it, and not as political positions. Regarding the large-scale war in Ukraine, initiated by the Russian Federation, the interventions of the Holy Father Pope Francis are clear and unequivocal in condemning it as morally unjust, unacceptable, barbaric, senseless, repugnant, and sacrilegious."

On August 20, a car was blown up in the suburbs of Moscow, allegedly driven by Darya Dugina, the daughter of the main ideologist behind the notorious "Russian world" concept, Alexander Dugin. Dugina, 29, hosted a Telegram channel, which she used to support Russia's war on Ukraine. She also appeared as an expert on panel shows and gave lectures at a far-right bookstore.

Pope Francis earlier called Darya Dugina an "innocent victim of war."

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry invited the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, to express disappointment over the recent comment by Pope Francis regarding the death of Dugina.

Photo: vaticannews.va

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