Pope Francis calls for world day of 'prayer for peace' over Ukraine crisis

'Those who pursue their interests by damaging others are in contempt of his vocation as a man, because we were all created as brothers,' Pope Francis says

Ukraine, Europe

1/23/2022 6:01:00 PM

'Those who pursue their interests by damaging others are in contempt of his vocation as a man, because we were all created as brothers,' Pope Francis says.

'Those who pursue their interests by damaging others are in contempt of his vocation as a man, because we were all created as brothers,' Pope Francis says

Russia of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine.“I am following with concern the rising tensions that threaten to deliver a new blow to peace in Ukraine and put the security of Europe in doubt, with even more vast repercussions,” he said.

He appealed to “all people of good will” to pray next Wednesday so that all political initiatives “be for the service of human fraternity” rather than partisan interests. The Vatican gave no immediate details on how the Pope would mark the day.“Those who pursue their interests by damaging others are in contempt of his vocation as a man, because we were all created as brothers,” he said, without elaborating.

Read more: Rappler »

Russia’s red line for US and NATOMS Columns | The world today is confused about which of the countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will the West refer to as allies in the event Russia invades Ukraine . READ:

Pakistan proud of pig-to-human heart transplant pioneerFriends and former classmates of the Pakistan-born surgeon behind the world's first pig-to-human heart transplant say they earmarked him for greatness from his medical school days.

BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Young Bangsamoro as keeper of the torch of peace for the whole world to seeMINDAVIEWS BANGSAMORO SPEAKS: Young Bangsamoro as keeper of the torch of peace for the whole world to seeMorsid Mayog Kusain  (This piece won 1st runner up in the On-the-Spot Online Essay…

US, Russia promise to ease Ukraine tensionsWashington and Moscow&39;s top diplomats on Friday agreed to keep working to ease tensions over Ukraine , with the United States promising a written response to Russian security requirements next week and not ruling out a presidential meeting.

ARMM’s Chief Minister: bigger challenge is how to sustain gains of the peace processGENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNews / 23 January)  – The bigger challenge in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is how to sustain the momentum of the peace process and let i…

SHE TALKS PEACE: Foundation of AutonomyQUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 23 January)  — The  Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) celebrated its 3rd foundation anniversary last Friday. With the p…

accused Russia of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine. “I am following with concern the rising tensions that threaten to deliver a new blow to peace in Ukraine and put the security of Europe in doubt, with even more vast repercussions,” he said. He appealed to “all people of good will” to pray next Wednesday so that all political initiatives “be for the service of human fraternity” rather than partisan interests. The Vatican gave no immediate details on how the Pope would mark the day. “Those who pursue their interests by damaging others are in contempt of his vocation as a man, because we were all created as brothers,” he said, without elaborating. On Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and warned of a “swift, severe” response if Russia invades Ukraine after massing troops near its border. – Rappler.com