Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022. Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Calls for an "Easter truce" in Ukraine on Palm Sunday 2022

Apr 10, 2022

“Let the weapons be put down. Let the Easter truce begin,” Pope Francis urged.

Pope Francis waves from the popemobile in Bari, Italy Feb. 23, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis on Middle East: War Should Never Be Considered Normal

Feb 23, 2020

War is madness, Pope Francis told bishops gathered in the Italian city of Bari in a speech that warned against populist sentiments and condemned countries that sell weapons that fund wars in the Middle East.