…from the Vatican
[ Editor’s Note: Oh my, the Pope gets out of his chair and onto the war path to challenge the War Lobby’s justification for another senseless war to enrich the wait for it, wait for it…the War Lobby. Imagine that, their doing what they have always done.
I can see the NATO and US Treasury Department burning up the phone lines about how do we sanction the Pope. Does this mean we can start seizing its back accounts, and its yachts, excuse me, I meant churches and cathedrals?
Does this mean priests have to be on lockdown, and any criticism of the war or its justification may subject them to ‘preventive detention’. Someone said you just can’t make this stuff up, as no one would believe it.
On February 24 he said, “May the weapons fall silent,” he said during a Mass on April 27, “so that those who have the power to stop the war hear the cry for peace coming from all of humanity.” Will NATO block the pope from flying to Moscow?
Who should really be punished for starting the war? What forum is there for determining their guilt, including ALL those involved? Is the Pentagon going to order a lockdown on publication of the Pope’s comments, or have other US government entities harass news outlets that carry them?
Would that be constitutional if they did, and if determined to be so, would the Justice Department step in to stop it or just watch? … Jim W. Dean ]
Pope Francis told an Italian newspaper that NATO may be partially to blame for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, saying the alliance encroached on Russia’s borders.
The Pope also expressed his desire to travel to Moscow in order to meet with Vladimir Putin and hopefully broker a peace.
“Maybe it was NATO barking at Russia’s gate that compelled Putin to unleash the invasion of Ukraine,” Francis speculated in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera. “You cannot think that a free state can wage war on another free state…In Ukraine, it seems that it was others who created the conflict.”
The Holy Father has also criticized the large number of weapons shipments that continue to flow to Ukraine, further speculating that this could merely be prolonging the conflict and subsequent suffering.
…via Radio Free Europe
Roman Catholic Pope Francis has denounced the Russian invasion of Ukraine as a “macabre regression of humanity.”
During his noon blessing on St. Peter’s Square, Francis, 85, said the war makes him “suffer and cry” and called for humanitarian corridors to facilitate the evacuation of civilians trapped in the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol.
Although he did not specifically criticize Russia, Frances said the Ukrainian Azov Sea port city had been “barbarously bombarded and destroyed.”
Francis has lamented the war several times since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
“May the weapons fall silent,” he said during a Mass on April 27, “so that those who have the power to stop the war hear the cry for peace coming from all of humanity.”