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Nuncio to Ukraine: Pope‘s call for Easter truce a time to stop and look to Christ

nuncio xPope Francis‘ appeal on Palm Sunday for an Easter truce for war-ravaged Ukraine calls on all men and women to unite in prayer, and on political leaders to back down and scale back military and political objectives. Archbishop Kulbokas, Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, reflects on how nothing is impossible for the Lord.

By Linda Bordoni

Issuing yet another powerful appeal for peace in Ukraine, Pope Francis said “Let the weapons be silenced. Let the Easter truce begin.”

“Nothing,“ the Pope said on Palm Sunday, “is impossible for God: He can even bring an end to a war whose end is not in sight, a war that daily places before our eyes heinous massacres and atrocious cruelty committed against defenseless civilians.“

Expressing gratitude for the Pope‘s reiterated closeness, prayers and appeals for the country in which he serves as Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, told Vatican Radio the Easter truce is a time for us all to unite in prayer, but also for leaders to think about their actions and scale down military and political objectives in the name of peace and of the humanity Jesus died for.

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