Pope Francis made an appeal for people not to forget about the Ukraine war as the conflict rages on.
Speaking on Wednesday in his weekly general audience, he urged that people keep the “martyred” people of Ukraine in their thoughts.
Let’s not get used to living as if war were a distant thing,” he said.
“Our memory, our affection, our prayer, our help always goes…. to the people who suffer so much and who are carrying out a true martyrdom.”
The Pope spoke of the "brutality and ferocity" of the war, "but the danger is that we only see this, which is monstrous, and we do not see the whole drama that is unfolding behind this war, which was perhaps in some way either provoked or not prevented," he added.