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Pope calls for Easter truce in Ukraine leading to peace negotiations

'Put the weapons down!', he says at the end of a Palm Sunday service


By Reuters

Published: Sun 10 Apr 2022, 2:32 PM

Last updated: Sun 10 Apr 2022, 2:33 PM

Pope Francis on Sunday called for an Easter truce in Ukraine, leading to negotiations and peace.

"Put the weapons down!" he said at the end of a Palm Sunday service for tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square.

"Let An Easter truce start. But not to rearm and resume combat but a truce to reach peace through real negotiations," he said.


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