Pope Francis compares Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to Stalin-era famine

Pope Francis delivers his blessing to the faithful at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Vatican on Nov. 23, 2022. Photo: Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Pope Francis compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to a brutal Stalin-era famine on Wednesday in one of his sharpest condemnations yet, the New York Times reports.

Driving the news: During his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, the pope asked people to commemorate “the terrible Holodomor genocide, the extermination by hunger of 1932-33 artificially caused by Stalin” alongside Ukrainians on Saturday. “Let […]

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