Pope Francis called for overcoming the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine
9:57 / 10 Jan. 2017 / 226
Pope Francis wished to solve the difficult humanitarian situation in Donbas as soon as possible.
While his speech during the traditional annual meeting in early January with the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See the Pope shared his concern about the situation in Europe. The Pope admitted that in Europe the willingness to conduct a dialogue is the only way to guarantee the security and development of the continent. He also noted his sympathy in initiatives to favor the unification of Cyprus, due to re-start the negotiations. At the same time, Pope Francis wished that Ukraine resolutely rushed forward in the search for real solutions to the full implementation of the commitments made by the parties, and, above all, to make a quick response to the humanitarian situation, which was still heavy.
During the audience, which took place on January 9, 2017, the Head of the Catholic Church, in the context of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, shared his thoughts on peace and security, stressing that “in an atmosphere of general fear for the present and the uncertainty and anxiety about the future, in which we are immersed, “considers it important to consult with the word of hope that the prospect of further indicates the way.
As reported, Pope Francis would grant € 6 million humanitarian aid to victims in Donbas.
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