Pope’s Christmas message calls for “a lasting peace” in Ukraine

by UNIAN Staff
December 25, 2018
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Ukraine was among the nations that Pope Francis included in his call for peace, including Syria, Yemen, Africa, the Korean Peninsula, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

Pope Francis in his Christmas message on December 25 has called on for a lasting peace in Ukraine.

“For Ukrainians, he hopes ‘the Newborn Lord’ might ‘bring relief’ and ‘a lasting peace’ which is possible only through respect for the ‘rights of every nation,'” Pope Francis said during his Christmas Urbi et Orbi message, according to Vatican News. Francis also called for peace in Syria, Yemen, Africa, the Korean Peninsula, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. He also hoped for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.