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Pope calls for end to violence in Ukraine, as death toll rises

2014-02-19

Clashes between protesters and police claimed at dozens of lives in Ukraine, as Pope Francis called for an end to violence in the divided country.

During the General Audience, Pope Francis called on both sides of the conflict to seek harmony and peace.

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"With a worried soul, I have been following what is happening in Kiev these days. I assure the Ukrainian people of my closeness, and pray for the victims of violence, for their families, and for the injured.”

For months, protesters have lashed out against their government for severing ties with Europe, and cooperating more with Russia.

In a statement condemning the increase in violence, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, said he held the president responsible. But he also called for an immediate end to bloodshed. 

In his statement, the leader of Ukrainian Greek-Catholics also called on members to fast and pray in solidarity with the victims. 


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