Pope Francis laments ‘Easter of War’ in Urbi et Orbi blessing 2022

"In his Urbi et Orbi blessing on Easter 2022, Pope Francis lamented an “Easter of War” as he prayed for peace in Ukraine and around the world.

“Today, [Jesus] alone has the right to speak to us of peace. Jesus alone, for he bears wounds... our wounds,” the pope said on April 17, from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica, overlooking the Vatican square."

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