Pope Francis tells Ukrainian Catholic leaders to persevere in hope amid Donbas conflict

Posted July 6, 2019 2:59 pm by Editor

Pope Francis tells Ukrainian Catholic leaders to persevere in hope amid Donbas conflict

Vatican City, Jul 6, 2019 / 10:45 am (CNA).- One day following his private audience with Vladimir Putin, Pope Francis met Friday with leaders of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, encouraging them to persevere in hope and prayer amid the conflict in Donbas.

“Ukraine has been living for a long time a difficult and delicate situation, for over five years wounded by a conflict that many call ‘hybrid’, composed as it is by war actions where those responsible are camouflaged,” Pope Francis said July 5 in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace.

The pope said that “the weakest and the smallest pay the highest

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