"Great nation": The Pope said that he does not believe in the cruelty of the Russians and respects them

“Great nation”: The Pope said that he does not believe in the cruelty of the Russians and respects them

Pope Francis said that cruelty is not characteristic of the Russian people, whom he considers great. Pope FrancisPhoto – EPA

Pope Francis stated that the brutality of the Russian occupiers in the war against Ukraine is not characteristic of the Russian people, whom he considers “great”.

About this reports Vatican News.

“I am struck by this cruelty, which is not characteristic of the Russian people, perhaps… because the Russian people are a great people; it is (cruelty – ed.) mercenaries, soldiers who go to war as an adventure, mercenaries”he noted.

According to him, he respects both Russians and “Russian humanism.” In addition, the pontiff added that it is the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky who inspires Christians to understand Christianity.

“I have great affection for the Russian people, as well as great affection for the Ukrainian people. I found myself between two peoples to whom I have affection”he concluded.

It will be recalled that earlier Pope Francis called the use and possession of nuclear weapons immoral and called for their destruction.

Also, at the beginning of October, he called on Putin to stop the war, and on Zelensky to be open to peace proposals.

@media screen and (max-width:557px){.box-telegram{flex-direction:column;padding:20px 10px 10px 10px!important}.box-telegram__img svg{margin-left:0!important}.box-telegram__info{margin-bottom:20px}.box-telegram button{margin-bottom:20px}}

Source: “Great nation”: The Pope said that he does not believe in the cruelty of the Russians and respects them

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top