Pope calls for a day of prayer for peace over Ukraine situation

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# 26 January 2022 16:09 (UTC +04:00)

Pope Francis on Wednesday led a day of prayer for peace in Ukraine, APA reports citing Reuters.

Francis last Sunday called on people of all religious to pray on Wednesday for an end to the crisis, saying the tensions were threatening the security of Europe and risking vast repercussions.

“I ask you to pray for peace in Ukraine and to do it often in the course of the day,” Francis said at his weekly general audience, adding that he hoped “wounds, fears, and divisions” can be overcome.