Pope Francis calls for an end to the war in Ukraine during Easter address

Pope Francis has called for an end to the war in Ukraine and for a release of all prisoners of war in the country. He said this during his Easter message “Urbi et Orbi”, as reported by Krym.Realii with reference to Radio Vatican.

"May the Lord of life accompany the efforts aimed to reach a final overcoming of the war in Ukraine, inspiring and supporting humanitarian assistance initiatives, among which include the release of prisoners," the Pope said.

On Sunday, Catholics around the world celebrated Easter. Pope Francis addressed his followers during the traditional “Urbi et Orbi” message from St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The Pope’s speech this year particularly highlighted the plight of refugees, calling for his followers to treat them with compassion.

“The Easter message of the risen Christ, a message of life for all humanity echoes down the ages and invites us not to forget those men and women seeking a better future, an ever more numerous throng of migrants and refugees – including many children – fleeing from war, hunger, poverty and social injustice.” 

  Pope Francis, War in Ukraine, Refugees