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War a ‘shameful capitulation’, Pope tweets in Russian

Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall on February 23, 2022 in the Vatican. (Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)
Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall on February 23, 2022 in the Vatican. (Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Pope Francis in a Russian language tweet denounces the ills of conflict on the second day of a large-scale Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

“Every war leaves our world worse than it was before. War is a failure of politics and of humanity, a shameful capitulation, a stinging defeat before the forces of evil,” he writes in separate English and Russian tweets.

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